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Do some people need more iron than others?

Iron is a mineral that is found in many foods. You need it in small amounts to prevent iron deficiency or anaemia, which is characterized by fatigue and weakness. Iron also helps to protect you from infection.

Iron needs are highest during periods of rapid growth, including childhood, adolescence, childbearing years for women, and pregnancy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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