Absorption of iron from grape-molasses and ferrous sulfate: A comparative study in normal subjects and subjects with iron deficiency anemia

ASLAN Y., Erduran E., MOCAN H., GEDIK Y., OKTEN A. N., SOYLU H., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.39, no.4, pp.465-471, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.465-471
  • Keywords: iron absorption, grape molasses, ferrous sulfate, FORMULA, BIOAVAILABILITY, SUPPLEMENTATION, INFANTS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We compared the absorption of iron from grape molasses (GM) and ferrous sulfate (FS) using the post-absorptive serum iron increase method (non-radioactive). The study involved 56 subjects, aged 6-36 months. Group I consisted of 30 subjects with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and group II, 26 non-anemic subjects. Each group was subdivided randomly into two equal subgroups to he given either GM or FS. The absorption of the iron from GM was monitored in 15 infants with IDA and in 13 non-anemic infants, and the absorption of iron from FS was tested in the rest of the subjects in each group.