Research News

July 2013 Issue

Iron: It Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Chances are, your mother (or grandmother) probably told you to eat your meat at dinner to avoid “iron-poor” blood. It’s true enough that iron is an essential mineral; it’s a component in cell growth and oxygen transport to your body’s tissues. If you don’t get enough, you may feel tired and have decreased performance and immunity. However, even in the case of iron, you can get too much of a good thing.

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