Mechanisms of intestinal iron absorption and consequences of iron supplementation during the perinatal period [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Iron metabolism in the perinatal period

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Gregory Anderson (Principal investigator) ,  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

Notes Standard Project Grant

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