early response to the effect of iron fortification in the venezuelan venezuela a severe economic crisis beginning in 1983 provoked a progressive reduction of the quality and quantity of food consumed by the low socioeconomic strata of the population. in these strata, which represent > or = 80% of the venezuelan population, we had seen a continuous increase in the prevalence of iron deficiency during that recent decade. as a result, in 1993 the venezuela government created the special commission for enrichment of foods. that same year a fortification program be ...19968942415
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