Iron deficiency in athletes: What to measure and how to boost iron levels

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Iron deficiency in athletes: What to measure and how to boost iron levels

Chris Milne

Chris Milne

Iron-deficiency
A severe case of iron deficiency anaemia, showing marked microcytosis, hypochromasia, anisocytosis and poikilocytosis

Iron deficiency is more common in athletes than the general population and can substantially hinder sports performance. Sports physician Chris Milne describes the problem and what you can do for your athletic patients

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