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Health Tip: Eating Iron-Rich Foods

Posted 9 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Iron is a mineral essential for healthy red blood cells. If you don't get enough from a balanced diet, your health can suffer. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises eating these iron-rich foods: Animal-based proteins, including lean beef and pork. Chicken, turkey and fish also are good choices. Leafy, dark green vegetables, such as spinach. Soybeans, lentils, kidney, pinto and other types of beans. Cereals fortified with iron. Rice, breads and other whole grains enriched with iron. Read more

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Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines

Posted 5 Oct 2010 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 5 – The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a report that outlines new guidelines concerning the iron needs of infants and children. The report also details new procedures for identifying and following up on signs of iron deficiency and iron anemia – procedures that rely not just on a single test, but rather a combination of screening techniques. "Iron deficiency remains common in the United States," report co-author Dr. Frank Greer, a former chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on nutrition, said in an AAP news release. "And now we know more about the long-term, irreversible effects it can have on children's cognitive and behavioral development. It's critical to children's health that we improve their iron status starting in infancy." "Ideally, we would prevent iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia with a diet consisting of foods that are ... Read more

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