What are the Effects of Deployment on Diet Quality & Nutritional Status of US Army SOF Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Effects of deployment on diet quality and nutritional status markers of elite U.S. Army special operations forces soldiers. Background Special Operations Forces (SOF) Soldiers deploy frequently and require high levels of physical and cognitive performance. Nutritional status is linked to cognitive and physical performance. Studies evaluating dietary intake and nutritional status in… Read More

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Ferritin Levels: Iron Deficiency & Overload

Research Paper Title Interpreting Raised Serum Ferritin Levels. Abstract A 60 year old businessman attended his general practitioner after an insurance medical examination at which abnormal liver function tests had been noted (alanine aminotransferase 70 IU/L (normal range 10-40 IU/L) and γ-glutamyltransferase 120 IU/L (normal range 0-37 IU/L)). He was otherwise fit and well and not taking regular medication. His… Read More

What do you know about Exercise-induced Anaemia?

A forgotten cause of iron deficiency anaemia in young adults, so writes Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker and Sander van Assen in the British Journal of General Practice: Iron deficiency anaemia (lDA) is a common finding in general practice. The prevalence of IDA in the general population is around 2% and rises to >5% in pre-menopausal females. The presenting symptoms of IDA vary,… Read More

Iron Deficiency, Non-Cardiac Intervention & Symptomatic Heart Failure

Research Paper Title Beneficial Effects of Long-term Intravenous Iron Therapy with Ferric Carboxymaltose in Patients with Symptomatic Heart Failure and Iron Deficiency. Background The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits and safety of long-term i.v. iron therapy in iron-deficient patients with heart failure (HF). Methods CONFIRM-HF was a multi-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial… Read More

Low Birth Weight, Iron Deficiency & Behavioural Problems

Research: Babies of low birth weight are prone to both iron deficiency and behavioural problems later on. A study of early iron supplementation given to babies born under 2.5 kg found no effect on later cognitive function at 3.5 years of age, but there was a significant reduction in the prevalence of behavioural problems at… Read More