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Iron

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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.

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:

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3685880/

References
  1. Iron Deficiency Anemia: A Common and Curable Disease
    Jeffery L. Miller,
    Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine,
    2013
  2. iron - Health Professional Fact Sheet
    Office of dietary supplements,
    National Institutes of Health,
    2016

Vegan

People who are vegan may have a greater chance of being iron deficient because high-fat meat products are the best source of iron.

References
  1. Who is at risk of iron deficiency?
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute,
    National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute,
    2014