Influence of food iron absorption on the plasma iron level in idiopathic hemochromatosis.

Abstract

The relationship between food iron absorption, iron stores, and plasma iron level was studied. On a low iron diet subjects with idiopathic hemochromatosis (IH) during reaccumulation of iron after phlebotomies showed a fall in plasma iron. Fortification of the diet with 22--135 mg of iron/day for 3 days caused little or no change in the plasma iron in… (More)

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