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Tag Archives: bioavailability; Caco-2 cell; complementary food; β-carotene; iron; sweet potato; polyphenols; vitamin A

Iron Bioavailability and Provitamin A from Sweet Potato- and Cereal-Based Complementary Foods

Iron and vitamin A deficiencies in childhood are public health problems in the developing world. Introduction of cereal-based complementary foods, that are often poor sources of both vitamin A and bioavailable iron, increases the risk of deficiency in young children. Alternative foods with higher levels of vitamin A and bioavailable …

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