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India Today - - HEALTH SPECIAL -

De­fi­ciency of iron re­mains a ma­jor prob­lem in the coun­try

How to fight iron de­fi­ciency Oral med­i­ca­tion ( syrups, tablets, and cap­sules)

Side ef­fects

Gas­tric prob­lems In­jectable iron

Side ef­fects The in­tra­mus­cu­lar route can be very painful and lead to skin dis­col­oration

MUST- HAVE Our body needs 1 mg of iron daily. The in­tes­tine can ab­sorb 10 per cent iron from the to­tal iron avail­able in our food. For this, we need to con­sume 2,000 calo­ries daily.

THE PROB­LEM

Food that pre­vents iron ab­sorp­tion Wheat, rice, cof­fee, tea, to­bacco, gutka, mawa ( a sweet)

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