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Can iron supplements make you fat?

Can iron supplements make you fat?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ogden
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Iron Supplements (Definition)

Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more


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Can iron supplements make you more tired?

Can iron supplements make you more tired?

Depends: Some iron supplements can be harsh on your system and encourage free radical oxidative damage. However, this should not really cause noticeable fatigue. Consider looking into other causes as well. ...Read more

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Do vitamin supplements make you gain weight?

Do vitamin supplements make you gain weight?

No: Vitamins have no significant calorie content so a contribution to weight gain would not be a direct effect. Some supplements may trigger your appetite and have a secondary effect on your eating habits, thus contributing to weight gain. ...Read more

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Can an iron deficiency make you gain weight?

Can an iron deficiency make you gain weight?

Usually not: I don't think iron deficiency anemia is linked directly to weight gain. Some people with iron deficiency might have cravings like chewing ice or even eating clay/sand. I had a patient who liked to chew on paper ! bit that won't make you gain weight though :). ...Read more

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Do dietary supplement make you lose weight?

To be candid-: Healthy nutrition with good portion control and physical activity are the real cause of weight loss. Too many people try to rely on supplements to lose weight. You must burn more calories than you consume. ...Read more

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Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Depends: Vitamin a, e, d, and k are fat soluble and will accumulate: they have know overdoses that are toxic. B vitamins and c are water soluble - you excrete any excess in your urine. Regarding fish oils, the final data isn't known: here a reliable source: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/omega3. ...Read more

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What can vegetarians do to ensure they have adequate iron intake?

What can vegetarians do to ensure they have adequate iron intake?

Spinach, tofu, beans: There are many iron rich plant based foods including beans and lentils, nuts like almonds, tofu, and spinach (less than once thought). ...Read more

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Does calcium supplement make you grow?

Does calcium supplement make you grow?

No: Calcium is an important factor for maintaining bone strength but does not make you grow taller. ...Read more

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Can taking iron pills make you gain weight?

Iron: No, this is not the case.Weight gain usually occurs with excessive carbohydrate intake, very little exercise and any hormonal imbalance.The solution?Focus on low glycemic index foods, regular exercise and correction of any hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Do you need to eat fat to absorb calcium and vitamin D?

Do you need to eat fat to absorb calcium and vitamin D?

Fat soluble: Vit D is absorbed better with fat as it is fat soluble. Calcium does not need fat for absorption ...Read more

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Can Slimfast meal replacement make you lose your hair?

Can Slimfast meal replacement make you lose your hair?

Probably not: There really shouldn't be any reason for a protein shake or a meal-replacement shake to make you lose your hair. However, you should get any potential allergies checked out. On a related topic, please be sure to look at fat and calorie content in any of these shakes. Some meal replacements may be adding more calories than you think. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can taking too much of a vitamin d supplement make you fat?

Can taking too much of a vitamin d supplement make you fat?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D supplements should not add much to your weight. They are not high in calories or fat. A good vitamin D supplement is 800 units a day or so, except in special cases, when a higher amount may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more