Interaction of iron with other nutrients

Nutr Rev. 1997 Apr;55(4):102-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1997.tb06461.x.


Iron is essential for oxygen transport, oxidative metabolism, and cellular growth. Interactions between iron and other dietary factors play a significant role in determining the adequacy of iron nutrition and have important implications for food fortification in developing countries. Vitamin A and vitamin C deficiency states may affect iron transport, metabolism, and storage within the body.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Absorption
  • Animals
  • Ascorbic Acid Deficiency / metabolism*
  • Biological Availability
  • Food
  • Humans
  • Iron / metabolism
  • Iron / pharmacokinetics*
  • Iron / physiology
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Vitamin A Deficiency / metabolism*


  • Iron