Coarse cereals have disappeared from Indian diets, leading to iron deficiencies among the population

By Prof Ashwini Chhatre Oct 17, 2018

Between 1983 and 2011, the total iron intake in India has reduced by 21% in rural areas and 11% in urban areas, says new research. New research by Ruth DeFries, Ashwini Chhatre and others used consumption data from over eight lakh households to calculate the intake of iron and other micronutrients from 84 food items over the 28 years. 

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