The nutritional assessment of iron status.

  • jill. cook
  • Published 1999 in Archivos latinoamericanos de nutricion

Abstract

In nutritional studies to assess the prevalence of iron deficiency, it has been common practice to define 3 stages of increasing severity: iron storage depletion as defined by low serum ferritin, mild iron deficiency without anemia based on laboratory evidence of iron deficient erythropoiesis (IDE), and overt iron deficiency anemia (IDA). While this… (More)

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