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Nutrition and Health Info Sheet: Iron and Iron Deficiency Anemia

  • Author(s): Bersamin, Andrea
  • Heneman, Karrie
  • Hathaway, Cristy
  • Zidenberg-Cherr, Sheri
  • et al.

You need plenty of iron in your diet, both to carry oxygen in your bloodstream and to keep all of your body's cells functioning properly. Severe iron deficiency causes a type of anemia. Learn to ensure you have the right amount of iron in your diet.

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