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Updated 14 February 2013

What iron does for you

Two thirds of your body’s iron is found in haemoglobin, the red pigment of red blood cells that transports oxygen in your bloodstream to all the cells of the body. The rest is stored in your liver, spleen, muscles and bone marrow. It helps keep hair and nails strong and protects you against infections.

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Two thirds of your body’s iron is found in haemoglobin, the red pigment of red blood cells that transports oxygen in your bloodstream to all the cells of the body. The rest is stored in your liver, spleen, muscles and bone marrow. It helps keep hair and nails strong and protects you against infections.
 
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