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Daily dietary iron intake in Belgium using duplicate portion sampling

Van Cauwenbergh, R.; Hendrix, P.; Robberecht, H.; Deelstra, H.

Zeitschrift fuer Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung A 205(6): 401-406


DOI: 10.1007/s002170050188
Accession: 003085406

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Daily dietary iron intake for adults in Belgium has been re-evaluated by duplicate portion sampling, the heating of samples in a microwave oven and atomic absorption spectrometric determination of the element. The mean intake value for adults (11.3 +- 4.4 mg/day) is similar to levels found for most other countries, i.e. above the recommended daily allowance of 10 mg/day for adult men, but below the value for adult women, i.e. 15 mg/day.

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