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Nutr Rev. 1997 Apr;55(4):102-10.

Interaction of iron with other nutrients.

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Hematology/Oncology Service, Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VA 23667, USA.


Iron is essential for oxygen transport, oxidative metabolism, and cellular growth. Interactions between iron and other dietary factors play a significant role in determining the adequacy of iron nutrition and have important implications for food fortification in developing countries. Vitamin A and vitamin C deficiency states may affect iron transport, metabolism, and storage within the body.

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