All You Need To Know About Iron Deficiency

Who is at risk of iron deficiency?

Women

Iron is stored up to three years in men, but only one year in females. Also, females have monthly menstruation, which puts them at risk of iron deficiency.

Vegan and vegetarians

Plant-based diets are structured around plants that contain a non-heme form of iron that difficult to absorb in the body. Leafy greens and vegetable contain oxalic acid and tannic acid which bind to iron and prevent its absorption.

Blood donation

People that donate blood regularly are at risk of developing iron deficiency. Because it decreases the total red blood cells, which reduces the iron levels in blood.

Infant and children

Because infants and children experience a growth surge, so the body requirements for all the elements and minerals increase. This growth surge put infant and children under the risk of developing iron deficiency.

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