Iron

Iron: how much is enough?

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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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Examines ways on how to ensure adequate iron absorption from iron-fortified food. Optimizing the iron compound with respect to bioavailability and potentially unacceptable sensory changes in the...

Iron, Oxidative Stress, and Disease Risk

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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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Reports on indications of iron's link with cancer. Primary risk factor for cancer; Growth of tumors in an iron-rich environment; Increase in the risk of cancer with alcohol consumption.

Iron--The Most Deadly Metal

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The article provides information on iron toxicology. Iron is an important trace element and is critical for carrying oxygen in the blood and in numerous enzymes, which promotes normal metabolism....

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