Health Tip: Need Extra Iron?01/30/14
(HealthDay News) -- Iron is an essential mineral that's usually
found in a healthy, balanced diet. It helps the blood circulate
oxygen throughout the body
Some people, including pregnant or menstruating women, need more
iron than others and are at greater risk of not getting enough.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health says these people are at
increased risk of iron deficiency:
- Pregnant women.
- Preterm or low birth-weight babies.
- Teen girls.
- Women of childbearing age, particularly those with heavy
- People in renal failure, notably those requiring dialysis.
- People who do not properly absorb iron from foods or
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