[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/552430]
Prof Gregory Anderson
A/Pr Christopher Vulpe
Dr David Frazer
Brief description Iron intake is particularly high during pregnancy and in the newborn to meet the requirements of the growing fetus and neonate. While it is widely recommended that women take iron supplements at this time, too much iron may adversely affect pregnancy outcome. The aim of this study is to understand the factors controlling iron intake in the perinatal and the consequences of excess iron. This will provide the physiological information required to make rational decisions about iron supplementation.
Funding Amount $AUD 526,878.44
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant