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What does having a deficiency in iron mean for the body?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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In brief: Iron

Iron is a component of many enzymes and chemical structures in the body.
Most importantly it is a component of hemoglobin which the oxygen carrying molecule in a red blood cell. Without enough iron, not enough red blood cells can be produced and you will develop iron deficiency anemia.

In brief: Iron

Iron is a component of many enzymes and chemical structures in the body.
Most importantly it is a component of hemoglobin which the oxygen carrying molecule in a red blood cell. Without enough iron, not enough red blood cells can be produced and you will develop iron deficiency anemia.
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