Trace Minerals-Key Slides

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2 Iron Metabolism in the Enterocyte
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3 Iron Absorption
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4 C. Absorption and Bioavailability 3. Factors that Affect Iron Absorption a. Heme absorbed better than non-heme b. Absorption of non-heme increased by: heme iron MFP factor vitamin C stomach acid increased need
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5 Normal and Anemic Blood Cells RBCs in iron-deficiency have less hemoglobin and are small (microcytic) and pale (hypochromic).
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Unformatted text preview: Both size and color are normal in these RBCs. Hereditary Hemochromatosis Iron overload disorder iron absorption not regulated iron build up in blood / tissues can lead to organ failure Heritable mutation Heterozygote not symptomatic homozygotes are at greatest risk 6 7 8 9...
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