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March 2005 Issue

Too Much or Too Little Iron? Knowing Status Requires Blood Tests

Q. Iím an older woman who takes a multivitamin/mineral supplement without iron, as EN advises. Recently, I heard that many older people might benefit from an iron supplement. What should I do? A. You need to have blood work done to assess your iron status, but chances are you donít need an iron supplement.

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