Letters SACN iron recommendations

Pregnancy is a special case

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1783 (Published 05 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1783
  1. Nisreen A Alwan, clinical research fellow1,
  2. Zaed Z R Hamady, academic specialist registrar in general surgery1,
  3. Janet E Cade, professor in nutritional epidemiology and public health1
  1. 1University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  1. n.alwan{at}leeds.ac.uk

The recent Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report recommends reducing red and processed meat consumption to 70 mg/day because of links with colorectal cancer.1 2 This recommendation is largely based on evidence from prospective studies in middle aged and elderly participants.

Around 25% of women of reproductive age in Western societies have …

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