Nonradioisotopic method for measuring iron absorption from a Gambian meal

S J Fairweather-Tait, M J Minski, J Singh

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Iron absorption from a typical Gambian meal of rice with groundnut sauce was measured by the fecal balance technique in nonanemic adult males with 58Fe as an extrinsic label and neutron activation analysis and compared with ferrous sulphate. Gambian men had a higher efficiency of absorption than UK volunteers but the availability of the food Fe was approximately half that of ferrous sulphate in both groups of subjects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)844-848
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1987


  • Absorption
  • Activation Analysis
  • Adult
  • Biological Availability
  • Feces
  • Ferrous Compounds
  • Food
  • Gambia
  • Humans
  • Iron
  • Iron Isotopes
  • Neutron Activation Analysis
  • Oryza sativa

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