What is it about?

A literature review to determine whether there is evidence to support proteins in saliva binding to tannings and thereby preventing them from binding iron.

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Why is it important?

Tannins binding to iron decreases its absorption. Thus, preventing this from happening in theory should improve iron absorption and iron outcomes.

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This page is a summary of: Salivary proline-rich protein may reduce tannin-iron chelation: a systematic narrative review, Nutrition & Metabolism, July 2017, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1186/s12986-017-0197-z.
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