Clinical safety of iron-fortified formulas.

  title={Clinical safety of iron-fortified formulas.},
  author={Atul Singhal and Ros Morley and Rosemary Abbott and Susan J Fairweather-Tait and Terrence Stephenson and Alan Lucas},
  volume={105 3},
BACKGROUND Iron-fortified formulas are recommended throughout infancy and are frequently used beyond, yet safety aspects have been inadequately studied. Iron could theoretically increase pro-oxidant stress, with potential adverse effects, including infection risk, and some clinicians suspect that iron-fortified formulas induce gastrointestinal disturbance. OBJECTIVE A planned component of a large intervention trial has been to test the hypothesis that infants receiving iron-fortified formula… CONTINUE READING