Low Midlife Iron Contributes to Declining Cognitive Function in Women

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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French researchers studied the iron status of women at midlife and followed them for 13 years to assess the impact of iron status on cognitive function. Significant relationships were found between low iron status and poor cognitive function.

Many women are low in iron at midlife, due to a reduced red meat intake and oftentimes heavier menstrual cycles as they approach menopause. Going without optimal intake of this nutrient for years during this time is now linked to a trend of cognitive impairment. I might point out that iron is also an important thyroid support nutrient, which helps body and brain have better energy production.

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