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Lack of iron in the diet will eventually lead to [[anemia]]. However, in some persons, iron is not properly processed when red blood cells die and accumulates in the bloodstream and organs, leading to [[haemochromatosis]].
 
Lack of iron in the diet will eventually lead to [[anemia]]. However, in some persons, iron is not properly processed when red blood cells die and accumulates in the bloodstream and organs, leading to [[haemochromatosis]].
 
A person who gets too much dietary iron can suffer from [[iron toxicity]]. This usually only affects individuals who take iron supplements as it is difficult to get iron toxicity from diet alone. As such, iron supplements should not be taken except under the direction of a physician.
 
   
 
[[Category:Nutrition]]
 
[[Category:Nutrition]]
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