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  Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Iron
The DV for iron is 18 milligrams (mg).
Iron requirements of pregnant women are approximately double that of non-pregnant women because of increased blood volume during pregnancy, increased needs of the fetus, and blood losses that occur during delivery [16].
Iron deficiency anemia of pregnancy is responsible for significant morbidity, such as premature deliveries and giving birth to infants with low birth weight [1,51,59-62].
ods.od.nih.gov /factsheets/iron.asp   (6101 words)

  
  Iron Information Sheet
Iron is an essential component of haemoglobin, transporting oxygen in the blood to all parts of the body.
Iron is the least plentiful nutrient in the typical British diet and anaemia is fairly common in the UK.
Iron in haemoglobin is recycled and the amount of iron lost from the body is very small.
www.vegsoc.org /info/iron.html   (732 words)

  
 Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University
Iron response elements are short sequences of nucleotides found in the messenger RNA (mRNA) that codes for key proteins in the regulation of iron storage and metabolism.
It is important to remember that iron deficiency is not the only cause of anemia, and that the diagnosis or treatment of iron deficiency solely on the basis of anemia may lead to misdiagnosis or inappropriate treatment of the underlying cause (12).
The amount of iron in food (or supplements) that is absorbed and used by the body is influenced by the iron nutritional status of the individual and whether or not the iron is in the form of heme.
lpi.oregonstate.edu /infocenter/minerals/iron   (5161 words)

  
 Chemistry : Periodic Table : iron : key information
Small and large samples of iron foil, sheet and wire (also Iron alloy in foil form and stainless steel alloys in foil, sheet, wire, wire straight cut lengths, insulated wire, mesh, rod, tube and powder form) can be purchased from Advent Research Materials via their web catalogue.
Iron is a relatively abundant element in the universe.
Iron is a vital constituent of plant and animal life, and is the key component of haemoglobin.
www.webelements.com /webelements/elements/text/Fe/key.html   (458 words)

  
 Iron: Minerals and Electrolytes: Merck Manual Home Edition
Iron deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency in the world, causing anemia in men, women, and children.
In addition to anemia, iron deficiency may produce such symptoms as pica (a craving for nonfoods such as ice, dirt, or pure starch), spoon nails (a deformity in which the fingernails are thin and concave), and leg cramps at night.
Iron is absorbed best when the supplement is taken on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before meals or 2 hours after meals, particularly if the meals include foods that reduce the absorption of iron (such as vegetable fibers, phytates, bran, coffee, and tea).
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec12/ch155/ch155f.html   (1402 words)

  
 Iron - Supplements
Iron is a trace mineral required for red blood cell formation and adequate formation of hemoglobin - the protein that carries oxygen in the blood and myoglobin, a similar protein that carries oxygen in the muscle tissue.
Because iron is a crucial component of the oxygen carrying proteins (hemoglobin in blood and myoglobin in heart and skeletal muscle) and because iron functions as part of several enzymes involved in energy metabolism, much of the theory for iron supplements concerns energy levels and ability to perform work.
Iron can be found in virtually every general purpose multi-mineral supplement — but check the labels (some products have less iron for older folks or to lessen the gastrointestinal upset that iron can sometime cause).
www.supplementwatch.com /supatoz/supplement.asp?supplementId=367   (637 words)

  
 Iron & Anemia - Ask the Dietitian
You have iron deficiency anemia and need to take iron supplements with vitamin C to remedy the anemia which is causing the pica (eating ice and paper).
Iron is necessary to the formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in red blood cells.
Iron absorption is improved by including Vitamin C (75 mg per meal or about 6 oz orange juice) along with an iron supplement (as much as 50 mg per day) and high iron foods.
www.dietitian.com /iron.html   (3293 words)

  
 Iron
Also, substantial quantities of iron are consumed as paint pigments, in cement, in refractory materials as a fluxing agent used in smelting nonferrous metals, and as a constituent of some catalysts.
Magnetic iron ore, magnetite, is used as shielding materials in nuclear power plants, heavy aggregate in concrete, and as a heavy-mineral medium in some metal refining mills.
Iron minerals are common throughout Arkansas, but rarely are they in sufficient quantities to be of commercial value.
www.state.ar.us /agc/iron.htm   (683 words)

  
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 Iron Chef - Show List A To Z - TV - Food Network
Iron Chef Battle of the Masters DVD Set
Each week, after the surprise ingredient is revealed, the challenger and the Iron Chef face off in a frenetic culinary battle.
The guest panel judges the menus to determine who is victorious and who is vanquished.
www.foodnetwork.com /food/show_ic   (159 words)

  
 WHFoods: iron
Iron is vital to the health of the human body, and is found in every human cell, primarily linked with protein to form the oxygen-carrying molecule hemoglobin.
Iron poisoning, caused by acute ingestion of large quantities of iron-containing supplements, causes nausea, vomiting, damage to the lining of the intestinal tract, shock, and liver failure, and is a leading cause of death among children.
Iron absorption is increased when there is an increased physiological need for iron, as occurs in children during rapid growth periods and during pregnancy and lactation.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=70   (1682 words)

  
  MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Iron
Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins involved in oxygen transport and metabolism.
Iron status of the pregnant woman should be measured early (before the 15th week of gestation) and iron supplements should be given as selective prophylaxis based on the serum ferritin level.
Iron may decrease zinc absorption but there does not seem to be a clinically significant interaction between dietary iron and zinc, or between supplemental iron and zinc dietary sources.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-iron.html   (3567 words)

  
  Iron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Iron is notable for being the final element produced by stellar nucleosynthesis, and thus the heaviest element which does not require a supernova or similarly cataclysmic event for its formation.
A class of non-heme iron proteins is responsible for a wide range of functions within several life forms, such as enzymes methane monooxygenase (oxidizes methane to methanol), ribonucleotide reductase (reduces ribose to deoxyribose; DNA biosynthesis), hemerythrins (oxygen transport and fixation in marine invertebrates) and purple acid phosphatase (hydrolysis of phosphate esters).
Iron distribution is heavily regulated in mammals, as a defense against bacterial infection and also because of the potential biological toxicity of iron.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iron   (3552 words)

  
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Iron is a relatively abundant element in the universe.
Iron is found native as a principal component of a class of meteorites known as "siderites," and is a minor constituent of the other two classes.
Iron is a vital constituent of plant and animal life, and appears in hemoglobin.
www.scescape.net /~woods/elements/iron.html   (394 words)

  
 Iron (Fe) - Chemical properties, Health and Environmental effects
Iron is a lustrous, ductile, malleable, silver-gray metal (group VIII of the periodic table).
Iron is chemically active and forms two major series of chemical compounds, the bivalent iron (II), or ferrous, compounds and the trivalent iron (III), or ferric, compounds.
Iron is also the most abundant (by mass, 34.6%) element making up the Earth; the concentration of iron in the various layers of the Earth ranges from high at the inner core to about 5% in the outer crust.
www.lenntech.com /Periodic-chart-elements/Fe-en.htm   (593 words)

  
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 Iron Chef - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In another episode, Iron Chef Sakai made cod soft roe ice cream (which was pronounced inedible by the panel).
The story behind Iron Chef was that an eccentric gourmet authority (Chairman Kaga) had specially constructed a cooking arena called "Kitchen Stadium" in his castle where visiting chefs would compete against his Gourmet Academy, led by his three (later four) Iron Chefs.
Iron Wok Jan: A Japanese manga wherein the grandson of a famous chef barges into the culinary scene with his flapping mouth and sarcastic wit.
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 Iron
Iron is mainly absorbed in the duodenum and upper jejunum.
Most of the iron in the body is recycled when old red blood cells are taken out of circulation and destroyed, with their iron scavenged by macrophages in the mononuclear phagocyte system, and returned to the storage pool for re-use.
The probable defect is a cytokine-mediated blockage in transfer of iron from the storage pool to the erythroid precursors in the bone marrow.
www-medlib.med.utah.edu /WebPath/TUTORIAL/IRON/IRON.html   (2119 words)

  
 Iron
Iron is a trace element which is needed by the body for the formation of blood.
Iron deficiency is believed to be fairly common in the general population and a 1985 survey of young British omnivore women showed that, on average, they were consuming only just over half the current recommended intake.
Vegans have a high dietary iron intake and although iron from plant sources is less well absorbed than that from meat, high levels of vitamin C in the diet enhances iron absorption.
www.vegansociety.com /html/info/info11.html   (825 words)

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