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ADHD Breakthrough? Low iron found in many ADHD kids

According to French scientists, many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have iron deficiency that may be linked to the disease. They suggest that such kids may benefit from iron supplements. Low iron levels cause abnormal functioning of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine "and may contribute to the physiopathology of ADHD," say the researchers in their report [...]

ADHD Breakthrough? Low iron found in many ADHD kids 2015-09-09T13:51:12+00:00

Low Iron Common: Women and children especially at risk

Women and young children are most at risk for iron deficiency, but most are unaware they are anemic until diagnosed by a physician, according to Nancy Andrews, MD, an expert in iron metabolism. Iron-deficient anemia reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells, thus decreasing energy and endurance. Those affected may have pale skin and [...]

Low Iron Common: Women and children especially at risk 2019-01-09T14:48:31+00:00

For women, fatigue may signal low iron

Iron is a critical nutrient needed to supply oxygen to the cells and tissues and to help produce brain chemicals, amino acids and hormones. Iron deficiency can result in anemia, a condition that causes fatigue, loss of appetite and shortness of breath. The General Practice Unit at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland found that [...]

For women, fatigue may signal low iron 2015-09-09T13:51:19+00:00

Iron ensures mental and physical energy

Iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, is a condition common to women of childbearing age. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, shortness of breath and decreased immunity. A woman’s risk for anemia can increase during pregnancy, from vigorous exercise, or if the woman is on a low-calorie or vegetarian diet. The Research Centre for Gender [...]

Iron ensures mental and physical energy 2015-09-09T13:52:18+00:00

Low energy? Look at your iron intake

The RDA for iron in men is 8 mg—for women, it’s 18 mg. The body uses iron in two key areas: to transport oxygen to tissue and cells, and to make hemoglobin for red blood cells. Insufficient iron causes anemia, a condition where the body produces fewer than normal red blood cells. Symptoms of anemia [...]

Low energy? Look at your iron intake 2019-01-09T14:48:37+00:00

Good iron intake can banish fatigue

Many women are plagued with constant fatigue, sluggishness and “brain fog.” Thyroid problems, insomnia or menopause are some possible causes, though iron deficiency may also be at the root of these symptoms. Iron is the mineral used by the body to transport oxygen to muscles and the brain. Iron is also required to make amino [...]

Good iron intake can banish fatigue 2015-09-09T13:52:24+00:00

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