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Can iron supplements make you fat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Iron supplements do not make a person fat. However, if a person takes iron pills with a big glass of orange juice, whole milk, or a smoothie, then "taking iron pills" could make him fatter. Some people get constipated when taking iron pills. Constipation can make one look fatter due to the extra poop staying in the abdomen.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
No: But do not take iron unless you need it and that depends on whether you have iron def anemia.

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