- Infant formula is supplemented with iron, but an overabundance of this metal could lead to neurodegenerative disorders later in life.
- Iron is yet another metal being implicated this week in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
- Copper is essential to normal bodily functions, but a new study shows that, over time, its accumulation in the brain could trigger the development of the toxic plaques that cause Alzheimer's.
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms can be prevented by a diet full of vegetables high in iron like broccoli, spinach, apricots, sunflower and sesame seeds, and sun-dried tomatoes.
- Drinking two cups of milk is sufficient to maintain levels of vitamin D and iron in children.
- Iron supplements may help reduce behavioral problems in babies who are born slightly underweight.