A longitudinal study of iron status in healthy Danish infants: effects of early iron status, growth velocity and dietary factors.

@article{Michaelsen1995ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of iron status in healthy Danish infants: effects of early iron status, growth velocity and dietary factors.},
  author={Kim F Michaelsen and Nils Milman and G{\"o}sta Samuelson},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={1995},
  volume={84 9},
  pages={1035-44}
}
In a cohort of term infants (n=91), followed from birth to 12 months, iron intake was examined by 24-h food records, and iron status by blood samples (haemoglobin (Hb)), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), serum values for iron, ferritin and transferrin, and erythrocyte protoporphyrin) at 2, 6 and 9 months. At 9 months of age, 5% had anaemia (Hb<105 g/l), but none had developed iron deficiency according to strict definitions used in this study (serum ferritin < 13 micrograms/l and transferrin… CONTINUE READING

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