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Is there a connection between iron metabolism and bacterial infections?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No
Iron metabolism is not related to bacterial infections although people with severe iron deficiency will have less active immune systems.
Their bodies will not fight infection as effectively as others.

In brief: No
Iron metabolism is not related to bacterial infections although people with severe iron deficiency will have less active immune systems.
Their bodies will not fight infection as effectively as others.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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