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Iron is a mineral that our bodies need for many functions. For example, iron is part of hemoglobin, a protein which carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies. It helps our muscles store and use oxygen. Iron is also part of many other proteins and enzymes.

Your body needs the right amount of iron. If you have too little iron, you may develop iron deficiency anemia. Causes of low iron levels include blood loss, poor diet, or an inability to absorb enough iron from foods. People at higher risk of having too little iron are young children and women who are pregnant or have periods.

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  1. Iron (National Library of Medicine)  
    Iron is a mineral that our bodies need for many functions. For example, iron is part of hemoglobin, a protein which carries ... It helps our muscles store and use oxygen. Iron is also part of many other proteins and ...
  2. Anemia (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to ...
  3. Hemochromatosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in your body. Your body needs iron but too much of it is toxic. If you have hemochromatosis, you absorb more iron than you need. Your body has no natural ...
  4. Iron and Iron Deficiency (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... 47 (No. RR-3) p. 5 What is iron and why do we need it? Iron is ... parts of our bodies are affected. What is iron deficiency and why is it a concern? Iron ...
  5. Anemia - iron deficiency ... Iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia. Red blood cells bring oxygen to the ... body like your spleen remove old blood cells. Iron is a key part of red blood cells. ...
  6. Diet - iron ... The human body needs iron to make the oxygen-carrying proteins hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and myoglobin is found ...
  7. Fe+2; Ferric ion; Fe++; Ferrous ion; Iron - serum ... information on how this is done, see: Venipuncture Iron levels are highest in the morning. It's best ...
  8. Anemia - iron deficiency - children ... Iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia . You get iron through certain foods, and your body also reuses ...
  9. Iron From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements)  
    ... pdf | share Create PDF Health Professional Other Resources Iron Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet Iron: What is it? Iron, one of the most ... and Healthful Diets References Disclaimer What foods provide iron? There are two forms of dietary iron: heme ...
  10. ... Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Myopathy with deficiency of iron-sulfur cluster assembly enzyme On this page: Description ... November 2009 What is myopathy with deficiency of iron-sulfur cluster assembly enzyme? Myopathy with deficiency of ...
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