-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Iron is an essential mineral that's present
in all cells. As a key component of hemoglobin in the blood, for
example, it helps carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the
People who don't have enough iron in the blood may have
fewer-than-normal red blood cells, a condition called iron
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these
risk factors for iron deficiency:
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