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A 52-year-old female asked:

The reason i want to know if folic acid is the same as iron is because i am going to have gastric bypass.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leon Katz
Bariatrics 30 years experience
No it isn't. : Folic acid is involved in proper red blood cell formation and dna formation. Iron is involved in hemoglobin and is also important for red blood cells. Both need to be taken as supplements after the gastric bypass.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
They are different: Both help build blood.

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