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Iron requirements. Comments on methods and some crucial concepts in iron nutrition.
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PMID:  1384625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Absorbed iron (Fe) requirements are partly recalculated based on new figures for Fe requirements in menstruating women. The new higher figures were obtained by including in the calculation of the total requirements the effect of variations in hemoglobin concentration, which influences the variation in menstrual Fe losses and the variation in basal Fe losses. Higher figures were also found for menstruating teenage girls. Dietary iron requirements were also recalculated based on a critical examination of data available allowing estimations of bioavailability of the dietary iron in Western-type diets. In borderline Fe-deficient subjects, with optimal hemoglobin levels but no iron stores, the 95th percentile range for the bioavailability was estimated to 14-16% of the fraction of the dietary Fe that is potentially available for absorption (correction for partially available fortification Fe).
L Hallberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological trace element research     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0163-4984     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-22     Completed Date:  1992-12-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911509     Medline TA:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Göteborg, Sahlgren Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Availability
Iron / administration & dosage*,  metabolism,  pharmacokinetics
Menstrual Cycle
Nutritional Requirements
Nutritional Status
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