Maria N Garcia-Casal
- High iron content and bioavailability in humans from four species of marine algaeMaria N Garcia-Casal
Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Caracas 1020 A, Venezuela
J Nutr 137:2691-5. 2007..Based on these results, and on the high reproduction rates of algae during certain seasons, promoting algae consumption in some countries could help to improve iron nutrition...
- A single dose of vitamin A improves haemoglobin concentration, retinol status and phagocytic function of neutrophils in preschool childrenClaudia Jimenez
Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas IVIC, Caracas, Venezuela
Br J Nutr 103:798-802. 2010..Vitamin A supplementation could help to decrease vitamin A deficiency, anaemia prevalence and to improve the innate immunity response in preschool children. The effects were obtained without Fe supplementation...
- Antioxidant capacity, polyphenol content and iron bioavailability from algae (Ulva sp., Sargassum sp. and Porphyra sp.) in human subjectsMaria N Garcia-Casal
Laboratorio de Fisiopatologia, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas IVIC, Carretera Panamericana, Centro de Medicina Experimental, Apartado 21827, Caracas 1020 A, Venezuela
Br J Nutr 101:79-85. 2009..5 g Sargassum sp. covers daily Fe needs. The high polyphenol content found in Sargassum sp. could be partly responsible for the antioxidant power reported here, and apparently did not affect Fe absorption...