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Updated 14 February 2013

Signs of iron deficiency

Poor academic performance, particularly in young girls, appears to be eased by iron supplements. Iron has been shown to improve concentration. Other symptoms include repeated infections, loss of appetite, pallor, microcytic anaemia, brittle and ridged nails, smooth, red tongue - glossitis, hair loss and shortness of breath.

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Poor academic performance, particularly in young girls, appears to be eased by iron supplements. Iron has been shown to improve concentration. Other symptoms include repeated infections, loss of appetite, pallor, microcytic anaemia, brittle and ridged nails, smooth, red tongue - glossitis, hair loss and shortness of breath.
 
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