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Nutr Rev. 1997 Jun;55(6):210-22.

Preventing iron deficiency through food fortification.

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Institute of Food Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Z├╝rich, Switzerland.


One way to prevent iron deficiency anemia in developing countries is through the fortification of food products with iron. In addition to avoiding undesirable color and flavor changes, the main challenge is to protect the fortification iron from potential inhibitors of iron absorption present in commonly fortified foods.

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