Overweight children are more likely to suffer from iron deficiency

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Overweight children are more likely to suffer from iron deficiency, which is two times more likely to have a risk of iron deficiency, accord

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Overweight children are more likely to suffer from iron deficiency, which is two times more likely to have a risk of iron deficiency, according to a new study.

Iron deficiency is a global problem, the lack of nutrition in poor common people, but the results suggest that in developed countries, with the increase in obesity, should also check whether the obesity and treatment of iron deficiency. Too little iron in the blood can cause anemia, learning and behavior problems, but also cause inconvenience to work and exercise.

1/7 of American children are overweight, nearly twice as many as in the past 30 years, but many children have not been tested for iron deficiency in the past three years. Researchers at the Yale University in the United States, 10 thousand children aged between 2 and, found that overweight children in the United States have an iron deficiency of about 1/10. 2 to 5 years of age, the proportion of children with iron deficiency was 6%.

Iron deficiency and weight gain may be due to a lack of exercise or a diet that contains few iron rich foods, the researchers note. The researchers also believe that genes may also play an important role. Overweight girls grow faster than their peers, and it is difficult to meet the demand for iron in their diet.

From the "family nutrition maintenance" disease of children, people's Medical Publishing House, 2009, edited by Wang Xinliang

 

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