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Expectant mothers with iron deficiency ups risk of pregnancy complications
 

Expectant mothers with iron deficiency ups risk of pregnancy complications

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Pregnant women who are iron deficient increase their risk of developing pregnancy complications, according to a new study.
 
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30 Jul 2016 - General
 
The researchers actually found that women with iron deficiency had a significantly higher prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity than non–iron-deficient women. It is obvious that further prospective studies are needed to investigate whether their data can be confirmed and to try to explain the association between iron deficiency, thyroid autoimmunity, and thyroid dysfunction in more detail and especially in relation to the pregnancy outcome. They have to evaluate the outcomes of their cohort and the...
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Iron is an important component for the production of red blood cell, which function is to carries oxygen supply to all the cells in our body. Deficiency in iron will cause reduced levels of red blood cells in our body, and this condition is called iron deficiency anaemia. It seems like there are significant amount of expectant mothers has iron deficiency anaemia, which could lead to complication of miscarriage and premature birth. It also associates with thyroid dysfunction. Hence, iron le...
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