Comparison of stable isotopes and radioisotopes in the measurement of iron absorption in healthy women.

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1. Stable isotope methods are being used to investigate the absorption of dietary iron. In order to be certain that this new methodology is accurate, we have compared results obtained using stable isotopes and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with those determined using a radioisotope and whole body counting. 2. The stable isotope 54Fe (2.8 mg… (More)

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