News tagged with iron deficiency

Ritalin may ease early iron deficiency damage

Ritalin may help improve brain function in adolescent rats that were iron deficient during infancy, according to a team of Penn State neuroscientists. This may have implications for iron-deficient human infants as well.

Feb 02, 2011
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Is 'breast only' for first 6 months best?

Current guidance advising mothers in the UK to exclusively breast feed for the first six months of their baby's life is being questioned by child health experts in the British Medical Journal today.

Jan 13, 2011
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Iron deficiency in soil threatens soybean production

An expansion of soybean production into areas where soybean has seldom, if ever, been grown can be problematic for some farmers. Soils having high pH values and large amounts of calcium and/or magnesium carbonate are notoriously ...

Dec 06, 2010
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Polyphenol antioxidants inhibit iron absorption

Health benefits from polyphenol antioxidants -- substances found in many fruits and vegetables -- may come at a cost to some people. Penn State nutritional scientists found that eating certain polyphenols decreased the amount ...

Aug 23, 2010
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Better Beans Mean Better Health for All

(PhysOrg.com) -- Beans that add pleasing tastes and textures to chili, soups, and other favorite dishes may tomorrow be an even better source of an essential nutrient -- iron. That's a goal of Agricultural ...

May 11, 2010
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