The absorption of iron from whole diets: a systematic review

Rachel Collings, Linda J Harvey, Lee Hooper, Rachel Hurst, Tracey J Brown, Jennifer Ansett, Maria King, Susan J Fairweather-Tait

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Absorption factors are required to convert physiologic requirements for iron into Dietary Reference Values, but the absorption from single meals cannot be used to estimate dietary iron absorption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-81
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013


  • Absorption
  • Biological Availability
  • Diet
  • Europe
  • Ferritins
  • Humans
  • Iron, Dietary
  • Mexico
  • United States

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