Effect of different drinks on the absorption of non-heme iron from composite meals.

@article{Hallberg1982EffectOD,
  title={Effect of different drinks on the absorption of non-heme iron from composite meals.},
  author={Leif Hallberg and L Rossander},
  journal={Human nutrition. Applied nutrition},
  year={1982},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={116-23}
}
A study was made on the effect of various drinks on the absorption on non-heme iron. The drinks were taken with standard meals composed of a hamburger, string beans and mashed potatoes. In each series identical meals were served to the same subject either with water or with the drink under study, labelling the meals with two different radio-iron isotopes. A reduction in iron absorption was seen when serving tea (62 per cent) or coffee (35 per cent) with the meals. Orange juice increased the… CONTINUE READING