Iron and Iron Deficiency (cont.)
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What causes iron deficiency?
Iron deficiency has many causes. (See table below for a summary). These causes fall into two main categories:
Many common conditions can cause people to need additional iron:
The amount of iron absorbed from the diet depends on many factors:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/14/2014
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