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Iron and health

Calder, P.C. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) (2010) Iron and health, Norwich, GB, The Stationery Office, 360pp.

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The report 'Iron and Health' provides a comprehensive review of the role of iron in human nutrition and also assesses the adequacy of iron intakes and status of the general and low income populations in the UK.

For the general population, SACN is recommending a public health approach to achieving adequate iron status based on a healthy balanced diet that includes a variety of foods containing iron. This is a change to current dietary advice that iron-rich foods should be consumed at the same time as foods/drinks which enhance iron absorption (e.g., fruit, meat) but should not be consumed with those that inhibit iron absorption (e.g., tea, coffee, milk)

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Published date: 27 January 2010
Organisations: Human Development & Health


Local EPrints ID: 339200
ISBN: 978 0 11 706992 3
PURE UUID: da50b5aa-ad33-4b5d-a61c-d9c9b115290f

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Date deposited: 25 May 2012 09:14
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:53

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Author: P.C. Calder

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