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Estimation of available dietary iron.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  619599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dietary iron requirements are dependent on the amount and availability of food iron ingested. On the basis of recent studies of food iron absorption employing extrinsic tag techniques, the availability of heme iron has been defined and estimates of the availability of nonheme iron based on the amounts of enhancing substances appear possible. A model has been developed whereby the availability of iron in a given meal may be estimated. Calculations are made on a meal basis of 1) the amount of heme iron and its availability, and 2) the amount of nonheme iron and its availability as influenced by the meal's content of enhancing factors. Examples of these calculations are provided.
E R Monsen; L Hallberg; M Layrisse; D M Hegsted; J D Cook; W Mertz; C A Finch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1978 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-23     Completed Date:  1978-02-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ascorbic Acid
Food Analysis
Iron* / analysis,  metabolism
Menu Planning
Nutritional Requirements
Reg. No./Substance:
14875-96-8/Heme; 50-81-7/Ascorbic Acid; 7439-89-6/Iron

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