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Iron and the athlete.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16004828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Iron is an important mineral necessary for many biologic pathways. Different levels of deficiency can occur in the athlete, resulting in symptoms that range from none to severe fatigue. Iron deficiency without anemia may adversely affect athletic performance. Causes of iron deficiency include poor intake, menstrual losses, gastrointestinal and genitourinary losses due to exercise-induced ischemia or organ movement, foot strike hemolysis, thermohemolysis, and sweat losses. A higher incidence of deficiency occurs in female athletes compared with males.
Natalie A Suedekum; Robert J Dimeff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-11     Completed Date:  2006-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopedic Department, Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, A-41, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / diagnosis,  therapy
Dietary Supplements
Iron, Dietary* / administration & dosage,  metabolism
Mass Screening / methods,  standards
Middle Aged
Sports Medicine / methods,  standards
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Iron, Dietary

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