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Dietary iron "more effective" than larger dose of ferrous sulfate -- Penn State researcher.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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DIETARY IRON "MORE EFFECTIVE" THAN LARGER DOSES OF FERROUS SULFATE SUPPLEMENTS John Beard, PhD, Penn State University, said at a National Institutes of Health workshop held June 3-4 in Bethesda, Md. Comparing the effectiveness of iron supplements, which often contain hydrated or glyconated ferrous sulfate, to iron from food sources, Beard stated that "a dietary or food source of iron is more effective than a much, much larger dose of ferrous sulfate."





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