Akzo Nobel is progressing with its plan to take Ferrazone iron
compound into Western markets, filing for EU novel foods approval
through the UK's Food Standards Agency for use in PARNUTS and
An iron compound, developed to fortify foods in countries with high
rates of deficiency, is seeing interest from multinational food
makers looking to overcome the formulation difficulties experienced
with common forms of the mineral.
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,...
High levels of iron in the blood in combination with high levels of
very low density (VLDL) lipoprotein cholesterol appear to interact
to increase the risk of cancer, reported US researchers this month.
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.
Iron-deficient women who take supplements of the nutrient to remedy
the impact on their physical performance could be wasting their
time, suggests a new study. But for those not yet anemic but
deficient of iron in body tissues, supplements...
A new European project will examine the safety and efficacy of iron
supplementation in pregnant women. Treating anaemia in pregnancy
raises concerns about overloading with iron, which can interact
with other nutrients affecting metabolism.
Some soybean varieties may be able to improve the nutritional
levels of women who are marginally iron deficient, suggest US
researchers who have been studying iron bioavailability in
different varieties of the seed.