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Chemical Iron, Dietary

Name Iron, Dietary
Equivalent Term Dietary Iron
Definition Iron or iron compounds used in foods or as food. Dietary iron is important in oxygen transport and the synthesis of the iron-porphyrin proteins hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, and cytochrome oxidase. Insufficient amounts of dietary iron can lead to iron-deficiency anemia.
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MeSH® ID D019266
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