Why body need iron?

Answer Iron is what binds to the oxygen in red blood cells (the hemoglobin and myoglobin): low iron (anemia) means that a large portion of red blood cells are unable to bind then carry the oxygen to other... Read More »

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Is iron from cast-iron pans absorbed by the body?

On One Hand: Food Absorbs Iron from Cast-Iron CookwareAccording to Dr. Andrew Weil, cast-iron cookware does leach iron into food, and it is an advantage to people who don't get enough iron in their... Read More »

The Effects of Excess Iron in the Body?

Iron is a mineral essential to the body. It helps make up certain proteins in the body and form red blood cells. Too little iron can result in anemia; too much iron can result in hemochromatosis in... Read More »

Drinks that supply iron to the body?

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How does high levels of copper affect iron in the body?

This cannot be considered to be normal. The child needs evaluation.