Category Archives: Nutrition: Iron

Iron consumption can increase risk for heart disease

A new study from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has bolstered the link between red meat consumption and heart disease by finding a strong association between heme iron, found only in meat, and potentially deadly coronary heart disease. … Continue reading

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Iron supplementation improves women’s exercise performance

Lead researcher, Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health found that iron supplementation improved women’s exercise performance, in terms of both the highest level they could achieve at 100% exertion (maximal capacity) and their exercise … Continue reading

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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy risk increases with iron overload

Iron overload can lead to cytotoxicity, and it is a risk factor for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Prof. Shi Zhao and team conjectured that iron overload-induced neurotoxicity might be associated with oxidative stress and the … Continue reading

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ADHD, iron levels, and sleep problems: new research

Parent-reported sleep problems, symptom ratings, and serum ferritin levels in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a case control study Maha K Abou-Khadra, Omnia R Amin, Olfat G Shaker and Thanaa M Rabah BMC Pediatrics 2013, 13:217 doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-217 Published: 30 December 2013 … Continue reading

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Iron may not promote atherosclerosis, as was previously thought

A UCLA research team has found no evidence of an association between iron levels in the body and the risk of atherosclerosis, the hardening and narrowing of the arteries that leads to cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer in the … Continue reading

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Iron preserves, hides ancient tissues in fossilized remains

New research from North Carolina State University shows that iron may play a role in preserving ancient tissues within dinosaur fossils, but also may hide them from detection. The finding could open the door to the recovery of more ancient … Continue reading

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The acute effects of exercise on post-exercise inflammation and iron regulation: a comparison between trained and untrained men

Br J Sports Med. 2013 Nov;47(17):e4. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-093073.38. The acute effects of exercise on post-exercise inflammation and iron regulation: a comparison between trained and untrained men. Zwygart K, Howe C, Moir H. Source: School of Life Sciences, Kingston University, London, … Continue reading

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Women’s iron status tied to cognitive decline

Midlife Iron Status Is Inversely Associated with Subsequent Cognitive Performance Particularly in Perimenopausal Women 1,2 First published October 2, 2013, doi: 10.3945/​jn.113.177089 J. Nutr. December 1, 2013 jn.113.177089 Valentina A. Andreeva3,*, Pilar Galan3, Josiane Arnaud4, Chantal Julia3, Serge Hercberg3,5, and … Continue reading

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Iron is at core of Alzheimer’s disease: UCLA study

Alzheimer’s disease has proven to be a difficult enemy to defeat. After all, aging is the No. 1 risk factor for the disorder, and there’s no stopping that. Most researchers believe the disease is caused by one of two proteins, … Continue reading

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Iron and zinc nutrition appear to be grossly understudied

Nutrients. 2013 Aug 13;5(8):3184-211. doi: 10.3390/nu5083184. Iron and zinc nutrition in the economically-developed world: a review. Lim KH, Riddell LJ, Nowson CA, Booth AO, Szymlek-Gay EA. Source: Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, … Continue reading

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Preventative measures in mom’s third trimester may avert newborn anemia

Swedish researchers determined that administering anti-D antibodies (immunoglobulins) to pregnant women who were Rhesus D (RhD) negative could prevent hemolytic disease in the infant. Findings published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies … Continue reading

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Why iron deficiency needs to be detected early and rectified quickly

Cincinnati, OH, June 28, 2013 — Iron deficiency is a worldwide problem, especially in developing countries and among infants and pregnant women. In infancy, it is associated with poorer cognitive, motor, and social-emotional outcomes. In a new study scheduled for … Continue reading

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Exercise-induced changes in iron status and hepcidin response in female runners

PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58090. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058090. Epub 2013 Mar 5. The Strong Women’s Guide to Total Health  Exercise-induced changes in iron status and hepcidin response in female runners Auersperger I, Skof B, Leskošek B, Knap B, Jerin A, Lainscak M. Source … Continue reading

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Severe PMS may be reduced by iron

Intake of Selected Minerals and Risk of Premenstrual Syndrome Patricia O. Chocano-Bedoya, JoAnn E. Manson, Susan E. Hankinson, Susan R. Johnson, Lisa Chasan-Taber, Alayne G. Ronnenberg, Carol Bigelow and Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson* Am. J. Epidemiol. (2013) doi: 10.1093/aje/kws363 First published … Continue reading

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Women’s iron intake may help to protect against PMS

Women who reported eating a diet rich in iron were 30 to 40 percent less likely to develop PMS than women who consumed lower amounts, in a study reported this week by researchers at UMass Amherst and Harvard AMHERST, Mass. … Continue reading

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