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)

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780117069923 (print)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Organisations: Human Development & Health
ePrint ID: 339200
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27 January 2010Published
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 09:14
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 17:05
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