Mechanisms of intestinal and systemic iron homeostasis in early infancy [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Also known as: Mechanisms of iron metabolism in early infancy

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Researchers: Prof Gregory Anderson (Principal investigator) ,  Dr David Frazer

Brief description Iron is essential trace element for normal health. Iron requirements are particularly high during early postnatal life to meet the needs of the growing infant. To accommodate these needs, intestinal iron absorption is extremely high at this time. We have previously shown that the iron absorption mechanism during suckling differs from that in adults and this project explores that mechanism in more detail. These studies have important implications for infant nutrition and dietary supplementation.

Funding Amount $AUD 485,835.48

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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