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Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Who is at risk?

People most likely to be suffering from iron deficiency include: 1,2
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  3. Breymann C. Iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy. Expert Rev Obstet Gynecol 2013;8(6):587-596.
  4. Milman N. Postpartum anemia I: definition, prevalence, causes, and consequences. Ann Hematol 2011;90:1247-1253.
  5. Moreno-Fernandez J, Ochoa J, Latunde-Dada G, Diaz-Castro J. Iron deficiency and iron homeostasis in low birth weight preterm infants: a systematic review. Nutrients. 2019;11(5):1090.
  6. NIH. Iron fact sheet for consumers [Internet]. National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. 2022 [cited 12 September 2022]. Available from: