Chapter 2. Iron

  1. Conor Reilly BSc, BPhil, PhD, FAIFST1,2

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774786.ch2

The Nutritional Trace Metals

The Nutritional Trace Metals

How to Cite

Reilly, C. (2004) Iron, in The Nutritional Trace Metals, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774786.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Queensland, University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

  2. 2

    Visiting Professor of Nutrition, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405110402

Online ISBN: 9780470774786

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Keywords:

  • iron chemistry;
  • haemoglobin;
  • cytochromes;
  • lactoferrin;
  • haemosiderin

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Iron chemistry

  • Iron in the body

  • Iron absorption

  • Transport of iron in plasma

  • Iron losses

  • Iron status

  • Iron in the diet

  • Recommended intakes of iron

  • Strategies to combat iron deficiency

  • References