Published on February 29, 2020
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Iron deficiency and obesity during early childhood are common nutrition-related disorders and are linked with adverse health outcomes later in life. Since early childhood is a sensitive time for brain development and maturation, iron deficiency may lead to serious effects on the brain and subsequent developmental delays. Overweight children are more than twice as likely as normal weight kids to be iron deficient.
When it comes to obese adults, iron deficiency is a frequent finding.
An obese person, regardless of age, is likely to get anemia because of:
📌 Impaired iron absorption
📌 Low levels of iron in the circulating blood
📌 Poor dietary iron intake
📌 Increased iron requirements
I meet people quite often whose doctors have told them they’re iron deficient, and when I do I hand them this reference sheet.