Iron

Publication Title: 
Human Reproduction (Oxford, England)

BACKGROUND Iron deficiency during pregnancy is associated with adverse birth outcomes, particularly, if present during early gestation. Iron supplements are widely recommended during pregnancy, but evidence of their benefit in relation to infant outcomes is not established. This study was performed in the UK, where iron supplements are not routinely recommended during pregnancy, to investigate the association between iron intake in pregnancy and size at birth.

Author(s): 
Alwan, Nisreen A.
Greenwood, Darren C.
Simpson, Nigel A. B.
McArdle, Harry J.
Godfrey, Keith M.
Cade, Janet E.
Publication Title: 
Nutrición Hospitalaria

INTRODUCTION: The nutritional status of micronutrients in lactating adolescent women is crucial to guarantee an adequate secretion of these in breast milk and, consequently, an adequate nutritional status of children. Hence, more attention should be given to micronutrient status of adolescent mother who breastfeed. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of multimicronutrients supplementation upon nutritional status of iron, copper, zinc and calcium of lactating adolescent mother from low socioeconomic status in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil.

Author(s): 
Correia-Santos, A. M.
Bolognini Pereira, K.
Erthal Santelli, R.
Teles Boaventura, G.
Blondet de Azeredo, V.
Publication Title: 
Human Reproduction (Oxford, England)

BACKGROUND Iron deficiency during pregnancy is associated with adverse birth outcomes, particularly, if present during early gestation. Iron supplements are widely recommended during pregnancy, but evidence of their benefit in relation to infant outcomes is not established. This study was performed in the UK, where iron supplements are not routinely recommended during pregnancy, to investigate the association between iron intake in pregnancy and size at birth.

Author(s): 
Alwan, Nisreen A.
Greenwood, Darren C.
Simpson, Nigel A. B.
McArdle, Harry J.
Godfrey, Keith M.
Cade, Janet E.
Publication Title: 
Nutrición Hospitalaria

INTRODUCTION: The nutritional status of micronutrients in lactating adolescent women is crucial to guarantee an adequate secretion of these in breast milk and, consequently, an adequate nutritional status of children. Hence, more attention should be given to micronutrient status of adolescent mother who breastfeed. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of multimicronutrients supplementation upon nutritional status of iron, copper, zinc and calcium of lactating adolescent mother from low socioeconomic status in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil.

Author(s): 
Correia-Santos, A. M.
Bolognini Pereira, K.
Erthal Santelli, R.
Teles Boaventura, G.
Blondet de Azeredo, V.
Publication Title: 
Nutrición Hospitalaria

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the inclusion of a new modified meat product as a dietary supplement has a positive influence on the nutritional status and blood lipid profile of institutionalized elderly subjects. METHOD: A sample population of elderly people living in institutions (9 men and 29 women aged 68-97 years) completed a crossover study with two dietary supplements. Nutritionally complete diets differed only in food supplementation, first, with a standard meat product and, subsequently, with a modified meat product.

Author(s): 
Beriain, M. J.
Ibáñez, F. C.
Baleztena, J.
Oria, E.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nutrition

Adequate folate and iron intake during pregnancy is critical for maternal and fetal health. No previous studies to our knowledge have reported dietary supplement use and folate status among pregnant women sampled in NHANES, a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey. We analyzed data on 1296 pregnant women who participated in NHANES from 1999 to 2006 to characterize overall supplement use, iron and folic acid use, and RBC folate status.

Author(s): 
Branum, Amy M.
Bailey, Regan
Singer, Barbara J.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nutrition

Mexico's Oportunidades program provides conditional cash transfers, nutrition education, health services, and fortified food supplements for the young children of poor families. We have documented the effects of the program on growth and reduction of anemia. To better understand the impact pathways and disentangle the relative effects on dietary intake of the food supplements compared with other program components, we analyzed data from a randomized effectiveness evaluation of the Oportunidades program in rural children aged 12-59 mo.

Author(s): 
Ramírez-Silva, Ivonne
Rivera, Juan A.
Leroy, Jef L.
Neufeld, Lynnette M.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nutrition

The NHANES 2003-2006 has assessed iron and iodine status, 2 trace element nutrients of continued public health interest, in the U.S. population. We investigated associations of sociodemographic (age, sex, race-ethnicity, education, income) and lifestyle (smoking, alcohol consumption, BMI, physical activity, dietary supplement use) variables with the iron status indicators serum ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), and body iron in women aged 20-49 y (n = 2539, 2513, and 2509, respectively) and with urine iodine, a biomarker of iodine intake, in adults aged ≥ 20 y (n = 3066).

Author(s): 
Pfeiffer, Christine M.
Sternberg, Maya R.
Caldwell, Kathleen L.
Pan, Yi
Publication Title: 
Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række

BACKGROUND: A low supply of iron in the diet may result in iron deficiency and mild iron-deficiency anaemia in healthy individuals. Women are more susceptible than men because of menstrual iron loss. We compared the effect of a low dose of iron, administered as a dietary supplement, with a high pharmacological dose of iron to otherwise healthy individuals with iron deficiency and mild iron deficiency anaemia.

Author(s): 
Ulvik, Rune J.
Møller, Rolf
Hervig, Tor
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nutrition

Hepcidin, the pivotal regulator of iron metabolism, plays a critical role in multiple diseases including anemia of chronic disease and hemochromatosis. Recent studies have focused on identifying antagonists of hepcidin. We hypothesized that bioactive extracts from Chinese medicinal plants may be efficacious in the inhibition of expression of the hepcidin-encoding gene (HAMP) product, hepcidin.

Author(s): 
Guan, Yu
An, Peng
Zhang, Zhuzhen
Zhang, Fan
Yu, Yu
Wu, Qian
Shi, Yanbo
Guo, Xin
Tao, Yunlong
Wang, Fudi

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