Richard F Hurrell

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Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Influence of vegetable protein sources on trace element and mineral bioavailability
    Richard F Hurrell
    Institute of Food Science ETHZ, Laboratory of Human Nutrition, CH 8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    J Nutr 133:2973S-7S. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Combined deficiency of iron and (n-3) fatty acids in male rats disrupts brain monoamine metabolism and produces greater memory deficits than iron deficiency or (n-3) fatty acid deficiency alone
    Jeannine Baumgartner
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 142:1463-71. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Effects of iron and n-3 fatty acid supplementation, alone and in combination, on cognition in school children: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention in South Africa
    Jeannine Baumgartner
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1327-38. 2012
  4. pmc Total iron absorption by young women from iron-biofortified pearl millet composite meals is double that from regular millet meals but less than that from post-harvest iron-fortified millet meals
    Colin I Cercamondi
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 143:1376-82. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Ferritin-iron is released during boiling and in vitro gastric digestion
    Matthias Hoppler
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, ETH Zurich, Zurich 8092, Switzerland
    J Nutr 138:878-84. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Addition of microencapsulated iron to iodized salt improves the efficacy of iodine in goitrous, iron-deficient children: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
    Michael B Zimmermann
    The Human Nutrition Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Seestrasse 72 PO Box 474, CH 8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Eur J Endocrinol 147:747-53. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Meat protein fractions enhance nonheme iron absorption in humans
    Richard F Hurrell
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 136:2808-12. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Iron bioavailability from a lipid-based complementary food fortificant mixed with millet porridge can be optimized by adding phytase and ascorbic Acid but not by using a mixture of ferrous sulfate and sodium iron EDTA
    Colin I Cercamondi
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 143:1233-9. 2013
  9. doi request reprint In male rats with concurrent iron and (n-3) fatty acid deficiency, provision of either iron or (n-3) fatty acids alone alters monoamine metabolism and exacerbates the cognitive deficits associated with combined deficiency
    Jeannine Baumgartner
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 142:1472-8. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Improving iron, zinc and vitamin A nutrition through plant biotechnology
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, PO Box 474, CH 8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 13:142-5. 2002

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  1. ncbi request reprint Influence of vegetable protein sources on trace element and mineral bioavailability
    Richard F Hurrell
    Institute of Food Science ETHZ, Laboratory of Human Nutrition, CH 8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    J Nutr 133:2973S-7S. 2003
    ..5. At these low levels of phytic acid (20-30 mg/100 g dried product), zinc absorption should be satisfactory...
  2. doi request reprint Combined deficiency of iron and (n-3) fatty acids in male rats disrupts brain monoamine metabolism and produces greater memory deficits than iron deficiency or (n-3) fatty acid deficiency alone
    Jeannine Baumgartner
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 142:1463-71. 2012
    ..42; P = 0.018). These results suggest that the combined deficiencies of Fe and (n-3) FA disrupt brain monoamine metabolism and produce greater deficits in reference memory than ID or (n-3)FAD alone...
  3. doi request reprint Effects of iron and n-3 fatty acid supplementation, alone and in combination, on cognition in school children: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention in South Africa
    Jeannine Baumgartner
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1327-38. 2012
    ..The provision of either DHA/EPA or iron alone in rats with combined iron and n-3 FA deficiency has been reported to exacerbate cognitive deficits associated with deficiency...
  4. pmc Total iron absorption by young women from iron-biofortified pearl millet composite meals is double that from regular millet meals but less than that from post-harvest iron-fortified millet meals
    Colin I Cercamondi
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 143:1376-82. 2013
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Ferritin-iron is released during boiling and in vitro gastric digestion
    Matthias Hoppler
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, ETH Zurich, Zurich 8092, Switzerland
    J Nutr 138:878-84. 2008
    ..We concluded that ferritin-iron is efficiently released from the ferritin molecule during cooking and at gastric pH and that it should be absorbed as efficiently as all other nonheme iron in food...
  6. ncbi request reprint Addition of microencapsulated iron to iodized salt improves the efficacy of iodine in goitrous, iron-deficient children: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
    Michael B Zimmermann
    The Human Nutrition Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Seestrasse 72 PO Box 474, CH 8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Eur J Endocrinol 147:747-53. 2002
    ..The study aim was to determine if co-fortification of iodized salt with Fe would improve efficacy of the iodine in goitrous children with a high prevalence of anemia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Meat protein fractions enhance nonheme iron absorption in humans
    Richard F Hurrell
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 136:2808-12. 2006
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that the enhancing effect of muscle tissue on iron absorption is mainly protein related but indicate that other factors may also play a role...
  8. doi request reprint Iron bioavailability from a lipid-based complementary food fortificant mixed with millet porridge can be optimized by adding phytase and ascorbic Acid but not by using a mixture of ferrous sulfate and sodium iron EDTA
    Colin I Cercamondi
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 143:1233-9. 2013
    ..05). These findings suggest that phytase and AA, and especially a combination of the two, but not a mixture of FeSO4 and NaFeEDTA would be useful strategies to increase iron bioavailability from a CFF mixed with cereal porridge. ..
  9. doi request reprint In male rats with concurrent iron and (n-3) fatty acid deficiency, provision of either iron or (n-3) fatty acids alone alters monoamine metabolism and exacerbates the cognitive deficits associated with combined deficiency
    Jeannine Baumgartner
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 142:1472-8. 2012
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Improving iron, zinc and vitamin A nutrition through plant biotechnology
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, PO Box 474, CH 8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 13:142-5. 2002
    ..Improving the micronutrient composition of plant foods may become a sustainable strategy to combat deficiencies in human populations, replacing or complementing other strategies such as food fortification or nutrient supplementation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Fortification: overcoming technical and practical barriers
    Richard F Hurrell
    Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Science ETHZ, Ruschlikon, Switzerland CH8803
    J Nutr 132:806S-12S. 2002
    ..Finally, a new and useful additional approach to ensuring adequate iron absorption from cereal based complementary foods is the complete degradation of phytic acid with added phytases or by activating native cereal phytases...
  12. ncbi request reprint Enhancing the absorption of fortification iron. A SUSTAIN Task Force report
    Richard F Hurrell
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 74:387-401. 2004
    ..An approach to the calculation of cost using a conservative estimate of the enhancing effects of the innovative technologies discussed in the supplement is given in the final section...
  13. ncbi request reprint Phytic acid degradation as a means of improving iron absorption
    Richard F Hurrell
    Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 74:445-52. 2004
    ..Similarly with soy-based infant formulas, especially if manufactured from low-phytate isolates, ascorbic acid can be used to ensure adequate iron absorption...
  14. ncbi request reprint Iron status and food matrix strongly affect the relative bioavailability of ferric pyrophosphate in humans
    Diego Moretti
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:632-8. 2006
    ..Although ferric pyrophosphate is a promising compound for iron fortification of foods, few data are available on the effect of food matrices, processing, and ascorbic acid on its bioavailability...
  15. ncbi request reprint Phytate degradation determines the effect of industrial processing and home cooking on iron absorption from cereal-based foods
    Richard F Hurrell
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Nutr 88:117-23. 2002
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  16. ncbi request reprint Degradation of phytic acid in cereal porridges improves iron absorption by human subjects
    Richard F Hurrell
    Nestec Ltd, Nestle Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1213-9. 2003
    ..Phytic acid in cereal-based and legume-based complementary foods inhibits iron absorption. Low iron absorption from cereal porridges contributes to the high prevalence of iron deficiency in infants from developing countries...
  17. ncbi request reprint A micronised, dispersible ferric pyrophosphate with high relative bioavailability in man
    Meredith C Fidler
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, PO Box 474 Seestrasse 72, CH 8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Br J Nutr 91:107-12. 2004
    ..The high relative Fe bioavailability of micronised, dispersible ferric pyrophosphate indicates the potential usefulness of this compound for food fortification...
  18. ncbi request reprint Iron bioavailability: UK Food Standards Agency workshop report
    Mamta Singh
    Food Standards Agency, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH, UK
    Br J Nutr 96:985-90. 2006
    ..In the presence of abundant and varied food supplies, the health consequences of lower iron bioavailability are unclear and require further investigation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Synthesis, characterization, and bioavailability in rats of ferric phosphate nanoparticles
    Fabian Rohner
    Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 137:614-9. 2007
    ..In conclusion, nanoparticles of FePO(4) have a solubility and RBV not significantly different from FeSO(4). Reducing poorly soluble Fe compounds to nanoscale may increase their value for human nutrition...
  20. ncbi request reprint Extruded rice fortified with micronized ground ferric pyrophosphate reduces iron deficiency in Indian schoolchildren: a double-blind randomized controlled trial
    Diego Moretti
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:822-9. 2006
    ..Iron fortification of rice could be an effective strategy for reducing iron deficiency anemia in South Asia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Mild riboflavin deficiency is highly prevalent in school-age children but does not increase risk for anaemia in Côte d'Ivoire
    Fabian Rohner
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, ETH Zurich, Schmelzbergstrasse 7, 8092 Ziirich, Switzerland
    Br J Nutr 97:970-6. 2007
    ..Riboflavin deficiency did not predict Hb and/or anaemia, but did predict iron deficiency among children free of malaria...
  22. ncbi request reprint Iron deficiency predicts poor maternal thyroid status during pregnancy
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Schmelzbergstrasse 7, LFV E 19, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:3436-40. 2007
    ..Pregnant women are often iron deficient, and iron deficiency has adverse effects on thyroid metabolism. Impaired maternal thyroid function during pregnancy may cause neurodevelopmental delays in the offspring...
  23. ncbi request reprint Nutritional iron deficiency
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Lancet 370:511-20. 2007
    ..Selective plant breeding and genetic engineering are promising new approaches to improve dietary iron nutritional quality...
  24. ncbi request reprint An analysis of the etiology of anemia and iron deficiency in young women of low socioeconomic status in Bangalore, India
    Prashanth Thankachan
    Division of Nutrition, St John s Research Institute, St John s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India
    Food Nutr Bull 28:328-36. 2007
    ..Anemia and iron deficiency are significant public health problems in India, particularly among women and children. Recent figures suggest that nearly 50% of young Indian women are anemic...
  25. ncbi request reprint Iron fortification: its efficacy and safety in relation to infections
    Richard F Hurrell
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Zurich, Switzerland
    Food Nutr Bull 28:S585-94. 2007
    ..There have been no studies in malarious areas...
  26. ncbi request reprint Iron absorption in young Indian women: the interaction of iron status with the influence of tea and ascorbic acid
    Prashanth Thankachan
    Division of Nutrition, St John s Research Institute, St John s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:881-6. 2008
    ..Ascorbic acid (AA) enhances and tea inhibits iron absorption. It is unclear whether iron status influences the magnitude of this effect...
  27. ncbi request reprint No enhancing effect of vitamin A on iron absorption in humans
    Thomas Walczyk
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:144-9. 2003
    ..Vitamin A and beta-carotene were recently reported to enhance iron absorption by counteracting the inhibitory effect of phytic acid in cereal-based meals and of polyphenol-containing beverages on nonheme-iron absorption in humans...
  28. ncbi request reprint Iron metabolism in heterozygotes for hemoglobin E (HbE), alpha-thalassemia 1, or beta-thalassemia and in compound heterozygotes for HbE/beta-thalassemia
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1026-31. 2008
    ..Despite large populations carrying traits for thalassemia in countries implementing universal iron fortification, there are few data on the absorption and utilization of iron in these persons...
  29. ncbi request reprint Nonheme iron absorption in young women is not influenced by purified sulfated and unsulfated glycosaminoglycans
    Stefan Storcksdieck genannt Bonsmann
    Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 137:1161-4. 2007
    ..Geometric mean iron absorption from SSM containing NaH (21.2%) or CS (19.4%) did not differ from that of SSM without GAG (19.5 and 20.3%, respectively). NaH and CS at those levels do not affect human nonheme iron absorption...
  30. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A supplementation in children with poor vitamin A and iron status increases erythropoietin and hemoglobin concentrations without changing total body iron
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, and The Ministry of Health, Rabat, Morocco
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:580-6. 2006
    ..The mechanism of these effects is unclear. In vitro and in animal models, vitamin A treatment increases the production of erythropoietin (EPO), a stimulant of erythropoiesis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Salt dual-fortified with iodine and micronized ground ferric pyrophosphate affects iron status but not hemoglobin in children in Cote d'Ivoire
    Rita Wegmüller
    Programme National de Nutrition, Abidjan, Cote d Ivoire
    J Nutr 136:1814-20. 2006
    ..Iron utilization may have been impaired by the high prevalence of malaria and concurrent nutrient deficiencies...
  32. ncbi request reprint Dual fortification of salt with iodine and microencapsulated iron: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial in Moroccan schoolchildren
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, Instituts of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:425-32. 2003
    ..In many developing countries, children are at high risk of both goiter and iron deficiency anemia...
  33. ncbi request reprint Iron absorption from fish sauce and soy sauce fortified with sodium iron EDTA
    Meredith C Fidler
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:274-8. 2003
    ..Fish sauce and soy sauce have been suggested as food vehicles for iron fortification in Asia. NaFeEDTA is a potentially useful fortificant because it can be added to these condiments without causing precipitation during storage...
  34. ncbi request reprint Erythorbic acid is a potent enhancer of nonheme-iron absorption
    Meredith C Fidler
    Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Rueschlikon, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:99-102. 2004
    ..Erythorbic acid, a stereoisomer of ascorbic acid with similar physicochemical properties, is widely used as an antioxidant in processed foods...
  35. ncbi request reprint Iron bioavailability from iron-fortified Guatemalan meals based on corn tortillas and black bean paste
    Lena Davidsson
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:535-9. 2002
    ..Corn masa flour is widely consumed in Central America and is therefore a potentially useful vehicle for iron fortification...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparison of urinary monitoring, faecal monitoring and erythrocyte analysis of stable isotope labels to determine magnesium absorption in human subjects
    Torsten Bohn
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Laboratory for Human Nutrition, 8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland
    Br J Nutr 91:113-20. 2004
    ..The choice of technique depends on practical and financial considerations...
  37. ncbi request reprint Phytic acid added to white-wheat bread inhibits fractional apparent magnesium absorption in humans
    Torsten Bohn
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:418-23. 2004
    ..Phytic acid has been reported to impair the absorption of minerals and trace elements such as calcium, zinc, and iron in humans. However, limited information is available on the effect of phytic acid on magnesium absorption...
  38. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection, iron absorption, and gastric acid secretion in Bangladeshi children
    Shafiqul A Sarker
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh Centre for Health and Population Research, Mohakali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:149-53. 2004
    ..Nonheme-iron absorption requires an acidic milieu. Reduced gastric acid output as a consequence of Helicobacter pylori infection could be an important limiting factor for iron absorption...
  39. ncbi request reprint Dual fortification of salt with iodine and micronized ferric pyrophosphate: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:952-9. 2004
    ..In areas of subsistence farming in rural Africa, salt is one of the few regularly purchased food items and could be a good fortification vehicle for iodine and iron, provided that a stable yet bioavailable iron fortificant is used...
  40. ncbi request reprint Triple fortification of salt with microcapsules of iodine, iron, and vitamin A
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Human Nutrition Laboratory and the Food Process Engineering Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:1283-90. 2004
    ..In many developing countries, children are at high risk of goiter, vitamin A deficiency, and iron deficiency anemia...
  41. ncbi request reprint Particle size reduction and encapsulation affect the bioavailability of ferric pyrophosphate in rats
    Rita Wegmüller
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Institute of Animal Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Nutr 134:3301-4. 2004
    ..Encapsulation of FePP with hydrogenated palm oil at a capsule:substrate ratio of 60:40 decreased RBV. Particle size reduction increases the RBV of FePP and may make this compound more useful for food fortification...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of ascorbic acid and particle size on iron absorption from ferric pyrophosphate in adult women
    Meredith C Fidler
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 74:294-300. 2004
    ..Decreasing the mean particle size to 6.7 microm did not significantly increase iron absorption from ferric pyrophosphate...
  43. ncbi request reprint Iron deficiency due to consumption of a habitual diet low in bioavailable iron: a longitudinal cohort study in Moroccan children
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:115-21. 2005
    ..In many developing countries, cereal and legume-based diets contain low amounts of bioavailable iron, which may increase the risk of iron deficiency...
  44. ncbi request reprint Improved technologies enhance the efficacy of food iron fortification
    Richard F Hurrell
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 74:385. 2004
  45. ncbi request reprint Serum transferrin receptor and zinc protoporphyrin as indicators of iron status in African children
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:615-23. 2005
    ..Although transferrin receptor (TfR) and zinc protoporphyrin (ZnPP) are often used to define iron status in school-age children in developing countries, the diagnostic cutoffs for this age group are uncertain...
  46. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the efficacy of wheat-based snacks fortified with ferrous sulfate, electrolytic iron, or hydrogen-reduced elemental iron: randomized, double-blind, controlled trial in Thai women
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:1276-82. 2005
    ..Although elemental iron powders are widely used to fortify cereal products, little data exist on their efficacy in humans...
  47. ncbi request reprint Meat consumption in a varied diet marginally influences nonheme iron absorption in normal individuals
    Manju B Reddy
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, 50011, USA
    J Nutr 136:576-81. 2006
    ..013). We conclude that the higher iron status associated with the consumption of an omnivorous diet is due more to the intake of heme iron than to the enhancing effect on nonheme iron absorption...
  48. ncbi request reprint Iron fortification reduces blood lead levels in children in Bangalore, India
    Michael B Zimmermann
    Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Pediatrics 117:2014-21. 2006
    ..Our study objective was to determine if iron fortification reduces blood lead levels in urban, lead-exposed, iron-deficient children in Bangalore, India...
  49. ncbi request reprint Treatment of iron deficiency in goitrous children improves the efficacy of iodized salt in Côte d'Ivoire
    Sonja Y Hess
    Human Nutrition Laboratory, The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:743-8. 2002
    ..In many developing countries, children are at high risk of both goiter and iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency adversely affects thyroid metabolism and may reduce the efficacy of iodine prophylaxis in areas of endemic goiter...