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Articles July 2018 Issue

Fatigue in Older Adults? It’s Probably Not Low Iron

Anemia caused by inadequate iron intake is uncommon, so most people don’t need to take a supplement.

Decades ago, TV commercials for Geritol cautioned viewers about “iron-poor, tired blood,” helping to create a misconception that if you feel worn-out and fatigued, you could reverse it by taking an iron supplement.

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