Iron Fortified Beverages and Application in Women Predisposed to Anemia
The objective of the study is to know if consumption of an iron fortified fruit juice containing micronized iron pyrophosphate, is useful to increase iron status in women predisposed to iron deficiency anemia.
A secondary objective is to know if consumption of this iron fortified fruit juice modifies bone remodelling.
Consumption of micronized iron pyrophosphate supplemented fruit juices as part of the usual diet
Consumption of non-iron fortified fruit juices as part of the usual diet
Consumption of iron fortified fruit juices as part of the usual diet
Inclusion Criteria: Women non-smoker non-pregnant non-breastfeeding serum ferritin <40 ng/ml hemoglobin>=11g/dl Exclusion Criteria: Serum Ferritin >=40 ng/ml Hemoglobin <11g/dl Amenorrhea Menopause Iron deficiency anemia Thalassemia Hemochromatosis Blood donors Chronic gastric diseases Renal diseases Eating disorders Allergy to any component of the study juices Consumption of iron or ascorbic acid supplements within 4 month prior to participating in the study