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Last week, we reported on a review published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
An expert review of the relationship between heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), iron deficiency (ID), and ID anemia (IDA) in reproductive-aged women.
According to authors, HMB, ID, and IDA often negatively impact the lives of reproductive-aged girls and women, as well as children they may bear.
"Although the World Health Organization and related funding organizations recognize that anemia is a highly prevalent worldwide contributor to disability disproportionally affecting reproductive-aged girls and women, in our opinion, [the organization is] missing a core root cause, if not the dominant cause: ID related to menstrual bleeding that exceeds a woman’s dietary intake."