What are three factors that affect iron absorption? discuss?

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  • Colin
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    are you talking about

    iron absorbed in a human body?

    iron absorbed in eg limestone rocks ?

    iron absobed by plants from soil or feed?

    or what? all have different answers and you need to make your question less vague to get responses.

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  • Jean
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    The first answer is good but conditions can also affect iron absorption such as blood loss or haemorrhage and periods means there is iron lost in blood so there will be less to absorb, food intake ie iron rich foods like meat, spinach etc, and conditions affecting digestion or absorption such as IBS, which i suffer from, means my colon can contract and not absorb nutrients and minerals well when i am suffering from it and i was anaemic 6 months ago because i wasnt absorbing my iron well.

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