Study Suggests Need for Iron Tests in Teen Girls & Young Women

June 29, 2023


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

Researchers from the University of Michigan found that one in every 17 females aged 12 to 21 has low enough iron levels to qualify them for a diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia, which can be life-threatening. Angela Weyand, M.D., a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, discusses the findings to consider of routine screening of iron levels in adolescents.

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