Clinical safety of iron-fortified formulas

Atul Singhal, Ruth Morley, Rebecca Abbott, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Terence Stephenson, Alan Lucas

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Abstract

Iron-fortified formulas are recommended throughout infancy and are frequently used beyond, yet safety aspects have been inadequately studied. Iron could theoretically increase pro-oxidant stress, with potential adverse effects, including infection risk, and some clinicians suspect that iron-fortified formulas induce gastrointestinal disturbance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E38
JournalPediatrics
Volume105
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Female
  • Ferritins
  • Food, Fortified
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Food
  • Iron
  • Male
  • Milk

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