Iron: how much is enough?


Here's what you need to get just the right dose
Q How can I tell if I'm getting enough iron?

A That's an important question. Iron is a key part of hemoglobin, a protein your red blood cells use to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. If you're low in iron, you may feel weak and run-down because your body isn't getting enough oxygen.

Many of us grew up with the idea that red meat is high in iron--and it is. But it's also high in cholesterol, animal fat, and other undesirables.

How to Ensure Adequate Iron Absorption from Iron-fortified Food


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Iron, Oxidative Stress, and Disease Risk


Based on epidemiologic evidence citing excess iron as a risk factor for many diseases, and oxidative stress as an underlying cause for those diseases, iron-induced oxidative stress has recently g...

Iron, Cancer, Chelators and Rice Bran


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Iron--The Most Deadly Metal


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