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Does tea cause iron deficiency?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No
Tea or toast does not cause iron deficiency at all.
But if you live off pretty much just things like tea, toast, alcohol, etc., then you will become iron deficient from lack of nutrients, including iron.

In brief: No
Tea or toast does not cause iron deficiency at all.
But if you live off pretty much just things like tea, toast, alcohol, etc., then you will become iron deficient from lack of nutrients, including iron.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
In brief: Tea & low iron
Tea doesn't cause iron deficiency, but it can block the absorption of the iron in vitamins or food if you take them together. Calcium in milk can also block the absorption of iron.
Vitamin c improves iron absorption.

In brief: Tea & low iron
Tea doesn't cause iron deficiency, but it can block the absorption of the iron in vitamins or food if you take them together. Calcium in milk can also block the absorption of iron.
Vitamin c improves iron absorption.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Dr. Kelty Baker
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