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About Iron Deficiency
Iron Deficiency

About Iron Deficiency

Iron is a vital nutrient element that performs various functions in the organism: iron is a component of hemoglobin (Hb) and is required for key metabolic processes, including aerobic respiration, glycolysis, fatty acid oxidation and DNA synthesis.1, 2

Iron deficiency refers to a state in the body when the iron supply does not cover all the iron requirements of the organism. Without treatment, iron deficiency can develop into iron deficiency anaemia, with severe consequences for physical and cognitive development, metabolic processes, and intellectual performance.1, 3

According to World Health Organization (WHO), about 42% of anemia in children and about 50% of anemia in women could be iron deficiency anemia in the world population.4 Epidemiological surveys have also shown a high prevalence of iron deficiency and anaemia in European countries.4, 8

References

  1. Clénin GE. The treatment of iron deficiency without anaemia (in otherwise healthy persons). Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14434
  2. Musallam KM, Taher AT. Iron deficiency beyond erythropoiesis: should we be concerned? Curr Med Res Opin. 2018;34(1):81–93.
  3. Doom JR. Striking while the iron is hot: Understanding the biological and neurodevelopmental effects of iron deficiency to optimize intervention in early childhood. Curr Pediatr Rep. 2015;2(4):291–298
  4. Worldwide prevalence of anaemia 1993–2005. WHO The global prevalence of anaemia in 2011. Geneva: World Health Organization 2015
  5. Lopez A et al. Iron deficiency anaemia. Lancet 2016;387(10021):907–16
  6. Herklotz R and Huber A. Labordiagnose von Eisenstoffwechselstörungen. Schweiz Med Forum 2010;10(30–31):500–507
  7. Clénin et al. The treatment of iron deficiency without anaemia (in otherwise healthy persons). Swiss Med Wkly. 2017 Jun14;147:w14434
  8. Hercberg S, Preziosi P, Galan P. Iron deficiency in Europe. Public Health Nutr 2001; 4: 537–545
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