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Iron deficiency is a common nutritional disorder, affecting a large number of women and children in both developing and industrialized countries. According to the World Health Organization, over 30% of the world’s population – approximately 2 billion people, are anemic due to iron deficiency.
Iron deficiency is dangerous and is easily diagnosed by a simple blood test. If you are deficient in iron and have trouble obtaining enough iron through dietary sources, iron supplementation may be a good alternative. For more information about iron, please visit:
- Iron Deficiency Anemia: A Common and Curable DiseaseCold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine,2013
- iron - Health Professional Fact SheetNational Institutes of Health,2016
People who are vegan may have a greater chance of being iron deficient because high-fat meat products are the best source of iron.
- Who is at risk of iron deficiency?National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute,2014