Influence of an iron intervention on the zinc status of young adult New Zealand women with mild iron deficiency
posted by Research Admin on 29 October 2010
Year of Publication
British Journal of Nutrition, 104 (5), 742-750
Journal article (peer reviewed)
This study used dietary and laboratory indices to assess change in zinc status during a 4-month partially blinded placebo-controlled iron intervention in young adult women with low iron stores. The women in this study were randomly assigned to three groups: dietary advice, daily iron supplement with meals and placebo. The study concluded that zinc status was not improved compared with placebo by an iron-based dietary intervention. However, a daily moderate-dose iron supplement with meals appeared to lower zinc status in these women.
Type of Study
Quantitative, Randomised controlled trial