Iron Status in Infants and Relation to Dietary Intake. Part 1: General and Developmental Aspects

@inproceedings{Dube2010IronSI,
  title={Iron Status in Infants and Relation to Dietary Intake. Part 1: General and Developmental Aspects},
  author={Katharina Dube and Mathilde Kersting and Hermann Kalhoff},
  year={2010}
}
Iron deficiency is one of the leading nutritional problems worldwide, affecting an estimated total of about 2 billion individuals. Nearly 40% of children younger than 5 years and about 50% of pregnant women in developing countries are anaemic. However, iron deficiency is also common in women and young children in industrialised countries. Due to developmental and maturational processes and needs, there are some particularities of iron metabolism in infancy and the general regulative mechanisms… CONTINUE READING