Insufficient amounts of iron in the body may lead to psychosocial health consequences such as depression among women of reproductive age (WRA), according to research published in the Journal of Nutrition.
A new systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by supplement manufacturer Balchem concludes ferrous bisglycinate supplementation in pregnant women results in improved haemoglobin status and a 64% lower rate of side effects compared to other iron...
Researchers in Australia have underlined the benefits of iron supplementation beyond anaemia, stressing that inadequate levels can also lead to feeling tired, weak and irritable, along with restless legs syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Resistance training, regardless of the iron treatment, can improve iron metabolism in older patients with end-stage renal disease, highlighting this as an important coadjutant treatment, new research has concluded.
The British Society of Gastroenterology has published new guidelines for the management of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in adults. One of the recommendations is that oral iron salts should be administered in smaller doses and less frequently than previously...
Supplementation with Lactiplantibacillus plantarum 299v may improve iron levels in healthy pregnant women and help to prevent iron deficiency for this important group, according to a new study from Sweden.
A combination of Taiyo’s Sunfiber and IFF’s Bifidobacterium lactis BL-04 may boost iron stores in training female athletes taking low-dose iron supplements, according to a study using the Regular Girl consumer product.
Iron deficiency, which is regularly treated with supplements, could be better treated with an understanding of possible underlying causes such as bowel cancer and coeliac disease, according to a new review.
A unique new nutrient delivery system, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, could help billions of people suffering from malnutrition by improving the way iron and vitamin A are fortified into foods, say those behind the project.
Optimal nutrition is fundamental for enhancing training, recovery and performance in athletes. A new study on iron intake and athletic performance in adolescent athletes underscores the importance of iron intake and the need for more research.
Nestlé has spent $1m+ to help develop the novel deficiency test
The health issues associated with low levels of iron are many and varied. In this special edition article NutraIngredients looks at the current state of the market and looks at some of the potential solutions to this truly global problem.
Iron supplements could prevent irreversible brain damage in
thousands of children in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe,
believe UK researchers, who have started investigating the link
between iron deficiency and lead pollution,...
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare has reformulated Materna, the prenatal
vitamin it sells in Canada, in the light of recent research
suggesting that an extremely high iron content in prenatal vitamins
can cause gastrointestinal problems.
Leading nutritional experts yesterday called for new initiatives to
tackle iron deficiency among young children after a conference
heard that one in four infants over six months old is
iron-deficient in some parts of the UK. Iron...