Iron intake does not significantly correlate with iron deficiency among young Japanese women: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Asakura2009IronID,
  title={Iron intake does not significantly correlate with iron deficiency among young Japanese women: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Keiko Asakura and Satoshi Sasaki and Kentaro Murakami and Yoshiko Takahashi and Kazuhiro Uenishi and Miki Yamakawa and Yuji Nishiwaki and Yuriko Kikuchi and Toru Takebayashi},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={1373-83}
}
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the association of nutrient intake with Fe deficiency with regard to lifestyle factors and health condition in young Japanese women. Uniquely among developed countries, dietary habits render Japanese populations vulnerable to Fe deficiency, owing to their relatively low intake of Fe and high intake of Fe absorption inhibitors, such as green tea and soyabeans. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING AND SUBJECTS The subjects were 1019 female Japanese dietetic students… CONTINUE READING

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