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Research Team in Switzerland Presents Possible Nano Solution For Better Iron Absorption

A research team from the University of Zurich, led by PhD student Fabian Rohner from ETH Zurich, has discovered that reducing iron phosphate to the nanoscale could increase its absorption in the body. Mr. Rohner and the team utilized the flame spray pyrolysis technique to assemble the iron nanoparticles. The researchers reported that when iron-deficient rats were given diets with the nano iron phosphate, the rats gained weight and increased their red blood cell count, and with no toxicity problems. The next steps will be to discover if iron at the nanoscale can be absorbed successfully by the human body, and whether it alters the taste and consistency of food.

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