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I'm a woman and a vegetarian. Should I take iron supplements?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

Have your blood count checked to see if you are anemic.
Most vegetarians can get adequate amounts of iron through their diet provided they eat a healthy and varied diet.

In brief: Depends

Have your blood count checked to see if you are anemic.
Most vegetarians can get adequate amounts of iron through their diet provided they eat a healthy and varied diet.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Yes

That's my opinion.
Militants may tell you that you can get enough iron from vegetables, but you'd need to take 20 tablespoons of that special molasses or 16 servings of broccoli to have a chance. Vegetarianism is the moral high ground but you need to supplement -- more than just iron. A veg-friendly physician can help you if you want to be safe. Best wishes.

In brief: Yes

That's my opinion.
Militants may tell you that you can get enough iron from vegetables, but you'd need to take 20 tablespoons of that special molasses or 16 servings of broccoli to have a chance. Vegetarianism is the moral high ground but you need to supplement -- more than just iron. A veg-friendly physician can help you if you want to be safe. Best wishes.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Iron

Likely won't hurt. It depends which veggies you eat most.

In brief: Iron

Likely won't hurt. It depends which veggies you eat most.
Dr. John Michalski
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