Effects of weaning cereals with different phytate contents on hemoglobin, iron stores, and serum zinc: a randomized intervention in infants from 6 to 12 mo of age.

@article{Lind2003EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of weaning cereals with different phytate contents on hemoglobin, iron stores, and serum zinc: a randomized intervention in infants from 6 to 12 mo of age.},
  author={Torbj{\"o}rn Lind and B O L{\"o}nnerdal and Lars {\AA}ke Persson and Hans Stenlund and Catharina Tennefors and Olle Hernell},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={168-75}
}
BACKGROUND Weaning foods frequently contain phytate, an inhibitor of iron and zinc absorption, which may contribute to the high prevalence of iron and zinc deficiency seen in infancy. OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate whether either an extensive reduction in the phytate content of infant cereals or the use of milk-based, iron-fortified infant formula would improve iron and zinc status in infants. DESIGN In a double-blind design, infants (n = 300) were randomly assigned to 3 cereal… CONTINUE READING