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Is the iron content in blood linked to the haemoglobin?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Iron & Blood link

Iron is an important partner in many of the bodies metabolic activities.
Hemoglobin is an easily measured material that reflects the bodies iron content. Since one final step in hemoglobin production is the addition of iron, when it is in short supply, the hemoglobin level declines.Other things can drop the hemoglobin level, so there are back up tests for assessing body iron load.

In brief: Iron & Blood link

Iron is an important partner in many of the bodies metabolic activities.
Hemoglobin is an easily measured material that reflects the bodies iron content. Since one final step in hemoglobin production is the addition of iron, when it is in short supply, the hemoglobin level declines.Other things can drop the hemoglobin level, so there are back up tests for assessing body iron load.
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