If your iron levels are low—but not so low that you’re anemic—your energy levels and endurance will still suffer.
Natural Health News — Women who take iron supplements experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance according to new data.
Iron deficiency can also produce fatigue and lethargy and eventually result in iron deficiency anemia. This can lead to a spiral where women feel unable to get the exercise they need to stay healthy.
So researchers from the University of Melbourne undertook a systematic review and analysis of the effect of iron supplementation to the exercise performance of women in child-bearing years.
The study, a ‘meta-analysi’s of previous trials, combined data from many individual smaller studies and the results are published in the Journal of Nutrition.
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