Restless sleep has been reported in the medical literature since the 1970s. More recently, publications have emerged that describe a disorder characterized by restless sleep as the core feature. To assess this further, the International Restless Legs...
A combination of curcumin and ferrous sulphate may boost levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which has been described as an important neurotrophic factor participating in memory and learning.
Optimal nutrition is fundamental for enhancing training, recovery and performance in athletes. A new study on iron intake and athletic performance in adolescent athletes underscores the importance of iron intake and the need for more research.
Excess iron (Fe) in the diet may affect absorption of other metals such as manganese, leading to concerns that over supplementation of iron could be affecting absorption of other essential micro-nutrients, says a new study.
Iron can be a difficult ingredient to work with because of its reactivity. Ever seen a piece of rusty metal? That’s just the start; iron reacts with a wide array of elements beyond oxygen. It can impart off flavors, degrade other ingredients and interfere...
Daily supplements containing low doses of ferrous bisglycinate (Aminojern, a product containing Albion’s Ferrochel) may help pregnant women avoid iron deficiency and anemia, says a new study from Denmark.
Taking a daily iron supplement during pregnancy is directly associated with significant increases in birth weight and a reduction in risk of maternal anaemia and low birth weight babies, according to a new meta-analysis.
Akzo Nobel is progressing with its plan to take Ferrazone iron
compound into Western markets, filing for EU novel foods approval
through the UK's Food Standards Agency for use in PARNUTS and
An iron compound, developed to fortify foods in countries with high
rates of deficiency, is seeing interest from multinational food
makers looking to overcome the formulation difficulties experienced
with common forms of the mineral.
Iron supplements could prevent irreversible brain damage in
thousands of children in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe,
believe UK researchers, who have started investigating the link
between iron deficiency and lead pollution,...
High levels of iron in the blood in combination with high levels of
very low density (VLDL) lipoprotein cholesterol appear to interact
to increase the risk of cancer, reported US researchers this month.
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare has reformulated Materna, the prenatal
vitamin it sells in Canada, in the light of recent research
suggesting that an extremely high iron content in prenatal vitamins
can cause gastrointestinal problems.
Iron-deficient women who take supplements of the nutrient to remedy
the impact on their physical performance could be wasting their
time, suggests a new study. But for those not yet anemic but
deficient of iron in body tissues, supplements...
Cooking with iron pots could play a significant role in preventing
iron deficiency, a major nutritional problem in the developing
world, according to a recent study by scientists in the United
States. Researchers from Cornell University...