Iron: Nutritional and physiological significance The Report by The British Nutrition Foundation

By The British Nutrition Foundation

Iron is a key aspect in meals. It has a critical function in power metabolism of residing cells and iron deficiency anaemia is likely one of the world's most typical dietary deficiency illnesses. The Iron activity strength is a committee of stated specialists within the box of iron biochemistry and metabolism. The contributors have been invited by means of the British foodstuff starting place to study the present nation of information of the dietary and physiological importance of this most vital aspect. Iron: dietary and physiological importance is an intensive evaluation of the topic by means of experts.

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The use of a reference ferritin preparation to calibrate the assay is recommended . The second WHO standard for the assay of serum ferritin is reagent 80/578 (obtainable from the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control , PO Box 1193, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3QH , UK). Lg/I: values are lower in children than adults, and from puberty to middle age mean concentrations are higher in men than in women (Worwood , 1982). 4. Lg/l. In a sample of Australian office workers, blood donation and alcohol intake influenced serum ferritin concentrations along with diet in women (Leggett et al.

This is the key to the use of the serum ferritin assay in clinical practice (Worwood , 1982). 5-15 years 5-11 years Helsinki Helsinki Helsinki Helsinki San Francisco f Washington 238 240 194 91 30 a 21 a 90- 628 144-399 87-430 37-223 7-142 10-45d Saarinen and Siimes Saarinen and Siimes Saarinen and Siimes Saarinen and Siimes Siimes et a/. (1974 ) Cook et a/. (1976) 117 5-9 years 15 b 2-107 e Valberg et a/. (1976) 335 6-11 years Nutrition Canada Survey Denmark Non-anaemic Non-anaemic Non-anaemic Non-anaemic Non-anaemic Low income families Random Random , urban 29a 12- 67 c Milman and Ibsen (1984) 126 male } 125 female 12-18 years Washington Low income families 23 a 21 a 10-63d 6-48 d Cook et a/.

If washed cells are used, the cut-off value should be 40 ~mol/mol haem. b primary iron deficiency. Thus the serum ferritin assay should provide an excellent discriminator between iron deficiency anaemia and the anaemia of chronic disease. In practice, interpretation of serum ferritin is more complicated. In the anaemia of chronic disease, the most important factor controlling serum ferritin concentrations is the level of storage iron. Serum ferritin levels are higher than those found in patients with similar levels of storage iron but without infection and inflammation (Worwood, 1980b).

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