Research and Publications
Sprinkles Global Health Initiative
Ghana

Research Articles
Christofides A., Asante K.P., Schauer C., Sharieff W., Owusu-Agyei S., Zlotkin S. Multi-micronutrient Sprinkles including a low dose of iron provided as microencapsulated ferrous fumarate improves hematologic indices in anemic children: A randomized clinical trial. Maternal & Child Nutrition.2(3):169-.
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Zlotkin S., Arthur P., Schauer C., Antwi K.Y., Yeung G., Piekarz A. Home-fortification with iron and zinc Sprinkles or iron Sprinkles alone successfully treats anemia in infants and young children. Journal of Nutrition. 2003 Apr;133(4):1075-80.
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Zlotkin S., Antwi K., Schauer C., Yeung G. Use of microencapsulated iron(II)fumarate sprinkles to prevent recurrence of anaemia in infants and young children at high risk. Bulletin of the World Heath Organization. 2003;81:108-115.
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Zlotkin S., Arthur P, Antwi K, Yeung G. Treatment of anemia with microencapsulated ferrous fumarate plus ascorbic acid supplied as sprinkles to complementary (weaning) foods. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2001; 74:791-5.
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Bioavailability of Iron and Zinc
Zlotkin S.H., Schauer C., Owusu Agyei S., Wolfson J., Tondeur M.C., Asante K.P., Newton S., Serfass R., Sharieff W. Demonstrating Zinc and Iron Bioavailability from Intrinsically Labeled Microencapsulated Ferrous Fumarate and Zinc Gluconate Sprinkles in Young Children. Journal of Nutrition. 136: 920925, 2006.
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Tondeur MC, Schauer CS, Christofides AL, Asante KP, Newton S, Serfass RE, Zlotkin SH. Determination of iron absorption from intrinsically labeled microencapsulated ferrous fumarate (sprinkles) in infants with different iron and hematologic status by using a dual-stable isotope method. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004 Nov;80(5):1436-44.
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Presented Abstracts
Adu-Afarwuah S, Lartey A, Brown K, Zlotkin S, Dewey K. Randomized comparison of 3 types of micronutrient supplements in Ghanian infants. Experimental Biology. San Francisco, California, 2006.
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Sprinkles Global Health Initiative, 2005