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Is it a high iron diet or excess iron supplement harmful for a person?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: Excess

Excess of any vitamin or supplement can have adverse effects.
Follow the recommendation of your physician as to the need and quantity of any dietary supplement.

In brief: Excess

Excess of any vitamin or supplement can have adverse effects.
Follow the recommendation of your physician as to the need and quantity of any dietary supplement.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Excess supplements

A person absorbs iron from foods and oral iron supplements because human bodies require iron.
If he is low in iron, his body will improve its absorption of iron. If he has plenty of iron, his body won't absorb as much iron. But, he will not stop absorbing iron. That means he can get iron overload by taking too high a dose of iron supplements. Iron overload damages the liver and other organs.

In brief: Excess supplements

A person absorbs iron from foods and oral iron supplements because human bodies require iron.
If he is low in iron, his body will improve its absorption of iron. If he has plenty of iron, his body won't absorb as much iron. But, he will not stop absorbing iron. That means he can get iron overload by taking too high a dose of iron supplements. Iron overload damages the liver and other organs.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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