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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
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Women should enter pregnancy with a good level of stored iron because it is easier to build up iron stores before than during pregnancy.

______ True

______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Women should enter pregnancy with a good level of stored iron because it is easier to build up iron stores before than during pregnancy” is true or false.

Introduction: Iron is an essential nutrient that is necessary for the transport of oxygen in the body. It is the part of hemoglobin, a protein that transports oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. It also plays an important role in muscle and brain function. It is important for cell growth, normal body function, and development. Deficiency of iron can lead to impaired cognition, iron deficiency anemia, low appetite, and various other symptoms.

Explanation

Iron is an essential component which helps in the formation of red blood cells. Iron absorption during pregnancy increases as women enters pregnancy. Women who enter pregnancy with adequate iron require less amount of the total iron from food as compared to women entering pregnancy with the low iron store...

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