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Iron Nutrition in Health and Diseases by L.…

Iron Nutrition in Health and Diseases

by L. Hallberg

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0861965442, Hardcover)

This book is a comprehensive update of present knowledge dealing both with iron deficiency and iron overload and presented by leading-scientists from different parts of the world. The carefully-edited book, covers the whole field in a systematic way starting with the physiological roles of iron in the body and the transport systems involved in ensuring iron balance. Iron requirements in infants, adolescents and adults, diagnosis and prevalence of iron deficiency and overload are analyzed and discussed, as well as the recently proposed relationships between disease states such as coronary heart disease and cancer and laboratory measurements suggesting iron overload. Finally a discussion on the role of the food industry, iron intake from industrial products and the effect of food processing on iron bioavailability. All aspects of iron, such as its absorption, metabolism and importance to health. In spite of research, iron deficiency still remains one of the main nutritional disorders in the world.

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