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Iron Deficiency May be Linked to Infertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, December 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Boosting Iron May Boost Female Fertility
Getting more iron may help women suffering from infertility, according to a Harvard University study where researchers followed 18,500 female nurses who were trying to get pregnant.

The women were asked detailed questions about their diet and other lifestyle habits.

The women who were taking iron supplements were 40% less likely to be having issues with infertility due to ovarian failures.

The problem with the study is that it doesn’t necessarily tell doctors whether women who take iron supplements are more likely to have other healthy habits that could help their fertility.

Further research is needed.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
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