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Children with obesity are at high risk of iron deficiency

Obese children are at risk of experiencing iron deficiency. Sufficient physical activity as well as changes in diet are important.

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By
DEONISIA ARLINTA
· 4 minutes read
Elementary school students in Tangerang Selatan, Banten, are participating in physical education and health classes on the school field in January 2019. Sports are one of the outdoor activities in school that can help control obesity in children.
KOMPAS/HENDRA A SETYAWAN

Elementary school students in Tangerang Selatan, Banten, are participating in physical education and health classes on the school field in January 2019. Sports are one of the outdoor activities in school that can help control obesity in children.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS - Children and teenagers who are overweight or obese are at a high risk of experiencing iron deficiency. Meanwhile, children who are underweight are at risk of experiencing deficiencies in zinc and vitamin A minerals.

This is proven by the results of research by researchers from the Faculty of Food and Nutrition, University of Leeds, England, which was published in the journal BMJ Global Health on April 10 2024. This research analyzed various medical research in 44 countries involving research subjects under 25 years of age by recording the levels of iron (Fe), vitamins and minerals, as well as body weight data from the research subjects.

Editor:
ICHWAN SUSANTO
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