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    August 19, 2018 Emma McGowan

    Synbiotic Supplement May Aid Iron Absorption

    Synbiotics are combination supplements that contain both prebiotics and probiotics. A recent study suggests that taking a synbiotic formulation may help with iron absorption in female athletes. Participants in the study included 20 female recreational athletes who were given either...

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    August 6, 2017 Emma McGowan

    Iron May Help Lower the Risk of Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. A recent study suggests that low levels of iron increase the risk of developing heart disease, and that taking an iron supplement may be a low-cost way of...

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  • April 24, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Iron May Boost Exercise Performance in Women

    Previous studies have suggested that low iron levels can have a negative impact on physical exercise performance. A recent study suggests that iron supplements may improve exercise performance in women. Women of childbearing age are at risk for iron deficiency...

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