May biscuits contribute to iron balance? An observation in children with juvenile idiopatic arthritis

Giancarla Dilandro, Valentina De Cosmi, Fabrizia Corona, Marta Torcoletti, Antonella Petaccia, Giovanni Filocamo, Andrea Budelli, Carlo Agostoni

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Abstract

Within an observational open study on the effects of a scheduled dosage of biscuits with iron, children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis were either supplemented with biscuits supplying iron fumarate (median 3.6mg per day) or left to their customary dietary habits. After 4 months, supplemented children showed a more favourable percentage change of blood haemoglobin, while ferritin levels (markers of inflammation) remained stable. We conclude that the supply of iron with available dietary products may contribute to an adequate iron status in children with chronic inflammatory disorders in a stable situation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-814
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Volume66
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Biscuits
  • Dietary habits
  • Iron status
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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