Volume 11, Issue 3 And 4 (March 1987)                   Research in Medicine 1987, 11(3 And 4): 78-81 | Back to browse issues page

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Aminpour, Ferdosian. Dietary Iron Intake in Relation to Nutritional Anaemia Among Young Iranian Boys and Girls.. Research in Medicine. 1987; 11 (3 and 4) :78-81
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-2531-en.html
Institute of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Fifty young students, 39 females and 21 males with the Mean ages of 19 - 23 years, were studied to determine if hemoglobin and serum iron differences existed between the two groups and if so whether they were due to dissimilar nutrient intakes. Each subject kept a four day dietary diary and provided a fasting blood sample on the last day of the diary recording. The energy , protein and iron intakes were calculated from the local food composition table.The Mean Rb of women and men were respectively 13.7 ± 1.67 and 14.8±1.32 g/100 and serum iron level were 68.5 and 82.2 mg/100 ml. The Rb and serum iron levels of females were significantly lower than the males. The average energy, protein and iron intakes of women were also showed low­er consumption comparing with men. 54 percent of the females had iron intake lower than the RDA (16-18 mg/day). There was a statistical significant posi­tive correlation between the energy and iron intake. Therefore the low iron intake among the young females could be considered as a consequence of a decrease in their daily energy intake. 
Keywords: Anaemia, Iron, Iran, Nutrition
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 1986/12/28 | Accepted: 1987/09/5 | Published: 1988/01/2

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