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Can iron supplements make you fat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Iron supplements do not make a person fat.
However, if a person takes iron pills with a big glass of orange juice, whole milk, or a smoothie, then "taking iron pills" could make him fatter. Some people get constipated when taking iron pills. Constipation can make one look fatter due to the extra poop staying in the abdomen.

In brief: No

Iron supplements do not make a person fat.
However, if a person takes iron pills with a big glass of orange juice, whole milk, or a smoothie, then "taking iron pills" could make him fatter. Some people get constipated when taking iron pills. Constipation can make one look fatter due to the extra poop staying in the abdomen.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: No

But do not take iron unless you need it and that depends on whether you have iron def anemia.

In brief: No

But do not take iron unless you need it and that depends on whether you have iron def anemia.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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