Most of the time, anemia is caused by low iron, so you can avoid it
Low iron can cause anemia, but it’s one of the last signs-
Dr. Michael Georgieff is the Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair in Pediatrics and a professor in the Department of Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.
Anemia is when there's not enough red blood cells or they're too weak to carry the oxygen that cells in the body need. Most often, it's caused by low iron—but it's one of the last signs of iron deficiency. Dr. Michael Georgieff, a pediatric iron expert, discusses anemia and the fact that it often can be avoided, as part of a video series for Nutrition4Kids viewers as he answers parents' questions about iron's role in a child's life, extending from the time of conception, through pregnancy, breastfeeding infancy and toddlerhood.
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