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Useful links and references

Useful links

Institute of Medicine, National Academies Press: Dietary Reference Intakes for Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc (2001):

US National Institutes of Health Fact sheet for health professionals, iron:

WHO UNICEF Joint Statement: Iron supplementation of young children in regions where malaria transmission is intense and infectious disease highly prevalent:

International BioIron Society:

The International Bioiron Society (IBIS) was founded to advance knowledge about the biological and medical roles of iron and the processes in which it participates with particular reference to those processes of medical and industrial importance. IBIS’s specific objectives are to provide a forum for discussions, to promote research and its publication and advance public education on iron chemistry and biology as well as on disorders due to iron deprivation or excess.

Further reading

Dev S, Babitt JL 2017 Overview of iron metabolism in health and disease. Hemodial Int 21 Suppl 1:S6-S20.

Dignass A, Farrag K, Stein J 2018 Limitations of Serum Ferritin in Diagnosing Iron Deficiency in Inflammatory Conditions. Int J Chronic Dis 2018:9394060.

Figueiredo A, Gomes-Filho IS, Silva RB, Pereira PPS, Mata F, Lyrio AO, Souza ES, Cruz SS, Pereira MG 2018 Maternal Anemia and Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients 10.

Hider RC, Kong X 2013 Iron: effect of overload and deficiency. Met Ions Life Sci 13:229-294.

McDermid JM, Lonnerdal B 2012 Iron. Adv Nutr 3:532-533.

Rayman MP 2018 Multiple nutritional factors and thyroid disease, with particular reference to autoimmune thyroid disease. Proc Nutr Soc:1-11.

Scott SP, Chen-Edinboro LP, Caulfield LE, Murray-Kolb LE 2014 The impact of anemia on child mortality: an updated review. Nutrients 6:5915-5932.

Watson J, Lee M, Garcia-Casal MN 2018 Consequences of Inadequate Intakes of Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Folate in Older Persons. Curr Geriatr Rep 7:103-113.

Zimmermann MB, Hurrell RF 2007 Nutritional iron deficiency. Lancet 370:511-520.


1.              World Health Organization 2007 Assessing the iron status of populations: including literature reviews. Report of a Joint World Health Organization/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Technical Consultation on the Assessment of Iron Status at the Population Level. 2nd ed., Geneva, Switzerland.

2.              Lynch S, Pfeiffer CM, Georgieff MK, Brittenham G, Fairweather-Tait S, Hurrell RF, McArdle HJ, Raiten DJ 2018 Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development (BOND)-Iron Review. J Nutr 148:1001S-1067S.