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Are we getting enough iron?

28th November 2008

Data released by the Department of Health has shown that 91% of women between the ages of 16-64 are not getting the RDA of iron from the food they eat. 

One third of women have levels low enough that it impacts on their health, causing tiredness and poor concentration. The RDA for women is 14.8mg of iron per day. Elisabeth Weichselbaum, a nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation said: “When levels become seriously depleted, clinical anaemia is the result.”



 

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