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Iron needs during rapid growth and mental development.
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PMID:  2199649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Growth and behavioral development during infancy is highly dependent on a bioavailable source of dietary iron. This brief review examines the extent of iron deficiency anemia in the United States in the late 1980s, the daily dietary intake of iron, and the impact of iron deficiency on growth and on mental and psychomotor development. It is incumbent on physicians and other health care professionals caring for infants to direct infant feeding toward the prevention of nutritional iron deficiency.
L J Filer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-07     Completed Date:  1990-09-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S143-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Hypochromic / epidemiology*
Child Development*
Child, Preschool
Infant Food
Infant, Newborn
Nutritional Requirements
Psychomotor Performance
United States / epidemiology
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