It plays a very important role in the organism
as part of the molecules that transport and store the
Iron is a mineral required for the normal function
of the defense mechanisms of the organism (it stimulates
immunity and physical resistance).
It is essential for the right use of B vitamins.The
iron deficiency is thought to be the third among nutritional
deficiencies, being the children younger than 2 years
old, pregnant women, adolescents and fertile women
the most vulnerable groups.
In children, the iron deficit can affect the immune
system (less resistance to infections and more morbidity);
it is also associated with a minor cognitive development.
In adults it appears associated with a minor working
- The lack of iron produces
deficiencies in the mental and psychomotor functions,
most of all in pre-school and school children.
Some research has shown that school performance
is worse in children with iron deficiency than
in normal children.
- Many studies suggest that
the iron deficiency during childhood represents
a great educational disadvantage, no matter the
ethnic condition or the social and physical environment
in which these children grow up.
- During pregnancy,
anemia is associated with premature births, an
increase in morbidity and mortality (both maternal
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It participates in the use of energy, synthesis
of proteins and oxidant protection. It neutralizes
the toxic effects of free- radicals and the cell
damage. It facilitates the irrigation of the hair
bulb, avoiding the hair atrophy.
- It plays a major role during
the growth and development of children.
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- It is an essential nutrient
for the right formation of bones and teeth.
- It prevents
from osteoporosis in adult life.
- It takes part
in the blood coagulation processes.
- It intervenes
in the nervous transmission, within which we
find the muscle contraction and the myocardial
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