Posts Tagged ‘iron fortification’


Routine Iron Fortification of Infant Formula Linked to Poorer Development

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Iron is a vital mineral requiring a delicate balance in the body.  While too little iron can cause developmental issue in infants, too much can also have adverse effects.  Many foods for infants and children are fortified with iron because many children in earlier decades were deficient.  But has all this fortification lead to kids getting too much iron? A new study found that in the case of infant formula, the answer may be yes. (more…)

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