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Iron is an important part of our diets and can lead to health issues if we aren’t getting enough. But what about getting too much iron? There is actually a growing concern that Americans might actually be getting too much iron. Researchers looked at data from older Americans who participated in the Framingham Heart Study and found 13% of the participants had high levels of stored iron compared to only 3% who were deficient. Too much or too little iron can be problematic, so it is important to get tested if you have any of the symptoms shown below.
Low iron symptoms and facts:
High iron symptoms and facts:
Here are some tips to help you get the appropriate amount of iron in your diet. Be sure to speak with your doctor first to determine if there are any steps you should take, such as taking iron supplements.
If you have LOW iron levels:
If you have HIGH iron levels:
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