Iron and Iron Deficiency

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Last Updated: 09 May 2022

Iron is an essential mineral hat is associated with numerous physical functions, including the transportation of oxygen in the blood. Menstruating women go to greater risk than men and postmenopausal women of iron deficiency. It is thought that as much as 5% of the Australian population has iron deficiency anaemia. A few of the many functions of iron in the body include: Oxygen transport, red blood cells consist of haemoglobin, a complex protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to the remainder of the body. Haemoglobin is partially made from iron, and represent about two thirds of the body's iron. Body immune system, correct performance of the body immune system counts, partially, on sufficient iron. The typical individual needs to absorb just a percentage of iron daily to stay healthy and balanced. The Australian Recommended Dietary Intake for iron is the quantity of nutritional iron needed to meet the demands of a lot of the population.

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