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Does tea lower your iron level?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Iron

There is no direct effect.
Milk in tea (if used) does have a potential to decrease iron absorption from stomach.

In brief: Iron

There is no direct effect.
Milk in tea (if used) does have a potential to decrease iron absorption from stomach.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Basically no

There are some acids in tea that will bind iron in your gut and make it harder to absorb.
Nobody's going to get iron-deficient just from that. Look for some other cause.

In brief: Basically no

There are some acids in tea that will bind iron in your gut and make it harder to absorb.
Nobody's going to get iron-deficient just from that. Look for some other cause.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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