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Iron is an essential mineral used to create red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the human body.[1] The main source of iron is food.[1][2]

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Iron deficiency can cause a type of anemia, although the symptoms of iron deficiency anemia overlap with megoblastic anemia caused by Vitamin B12 deficiency and other forms of anemia.[3]

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  • Iron - Consumer Fact Sheet, Office of Dietary Supplements
  • Iron - National Health Service
  • Iron - Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Vitamins and minerals - Iron". National Health Service. October 23, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  2. Gersten, Todd (June 2, 2020). "Iron Fact Sheet for Health Professionals". Office of Dietary Supplements. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  3. "Anemia". Penn Medicine. Retrieved January 10, 2022.