Iron-deficit anemia (IDA) remains the most frequent single nutrient deficiency worldwide. An estimated 20-25 percent of the world’s infants suffer from IDA, with at least as many suffering from iron insufficiency without anemia. Infants are especially vulnerable to IDA due to their rapid growth and the limited iron sources in their diet.
Iron is essential in numerous bodily processes, including but not limited to immunity, brain development, sleep, and oxygen transport. The connection between iron deficiency and sleep is complex. Restless sleep (tossing and turning), excessive sweating during sleep, frequent night waking, and restless leg syndrome could all be symptoms of iron deficiency.
During this session, Andrea White will share more valuable information on how IDA affects infants’ sleep.
Event date: 4 May 2022
Event time: 2:30 PM EST
Event type: Lecture
Number of participants: 65
This event is open to: Alumni, Students, Faculty