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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Female athletes may need more iron

woman in a gym running on a treadmill exercise machineWomen who exercise may need more iron. In a recent study, Mayo Clinic experts found that women who exercise for long periods of time and/or participate in sports where there is repetitive heel striking are at increased risk of iron deficiency and iron-deficient anemia. That's important, because, without iron, your body can't perform at its best.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, clinical dietitian Erica Goldstein discusses the study findings and offers tips on how to get more iron in your diet.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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