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Estimation of available dietary iron.
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, theExpand
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Body iron excretion in man: a collaborative study.
Abstract A collaborative study was undertaken in an attempt to document obligatory iron losses in adult male subjects, using a variety of isotopic and chemical methods. Total body excretion wasExpand
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Vitamin A and beta-carotene can improve nonheme iron absorption from rice, wheat and corn by humans.
After the rapid decrease in the prevalence of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia in the Venezuelan population when a national program for fortification of flours with iron and vitamins wasExpand
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Early response to the effect of iron fortification in the Venezuelan population.
In Venezuela a severe economic crisis beginning in 1983 provoked a progressive reduction of the quality and quantity of food consumed by the low socioeconomic strata of the population. In theseExpand
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Food iron absorption measured by an extrinsic tag.
The paper describes the use of an extrinsic tag of inorganic radioiron to determine the total absorption of nonheme iron from a complete meal. The method was developed by measuring the iron absorbedExpand
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The nature and causes of "hookworm anemia".
  • M. Roche, M. Layrisse
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of tropical medicine and…
  • 1 November 1966
The focus in this literature review is on the nature and causes of hookworm anemia because at least in the Venezuelan context hookworm has emerged as the most important single cause of iron loss. ItExpand
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The role of vitamin A on the inhibitors of nonheme iron absorption: Preliminary results
Abstract The interaction of vitamin A and inhibitors of iron absorption from a basal breakfast containing bread from either 100 g of precooked maize flour or 100 g of wheat flour + 50 g of cheese +Expand
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β-Carotene and Inhibitors of Iron Absorption Modify Iron Uptake by Caco-2 Cells
: A National fortification program instituted in Venezuela in 1993 reduced iron deficiency and anemia by half in only 1 y. The fortification mixture contained ferrous fumarate, vitamin A and otherExpand
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