Iron Toxicity

Dr. Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD andrew at
Mon Aug 4 00:23:45 EST 2003

"Steve Harris" <sbharris at> wrote in message news:<bgkhp9$ojm$1 at>...
> "Virginia" <vodine at> wrote in message
> news:viqjic7mgj9sa5 at
> > I've also seen information that iron overload can cause
>  heart problems -
> > hence the greater percentage of men having problems than
>  women - as women
> > lose a lot of iron with their menses.
> That's in adults. It takes a decade at least to build up
> that much iron.
> > Iron-supplemented baby formula is SCARY.
> Only to the uninformed. Unless you're still drinking it, my
> dear?  Maybe giving it to hubby on the side?

Dr. Harris is correct in his assessment that growing babies need extra
iron to prevent iron deficiency anemia.

Dr. Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Board-Certified Cardiologist

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