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could you die from iron deficiency?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Thanks for giving me: The opportunity to research this. "the who has estimated that iron deficiency causes the loss of 48, 225 disability-adjusted life-years (dalys) worldwide." per: iron deficiency: under-recognised cause of disability and death with a higher impact than lung cancer in the who global burden of disease.
Answered on Nov 24, 2017
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