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The human body requires small amounts of iron and low levels of iron can lead to a microcytic anemia, fatigue, and impaired immune function. Iron deficiency anemia is still seen in some children and women of childbearing age. For many years the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required...
 
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The U.S. Food and Nutrition Board has set the new tolerable upper limit (UL) for dietary iron at 45 mg/day primarily on the basis of the adverse side effects (e.g., gastrointestinal pain and constipation) of iron supplements.1 However, these adverse gastrointestinal (GI) effects are unlikely to occur if this...