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What happens if my body has an overabundance of iron?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
While the body can't live without iron, an overabundance can be dangerous as well. Iron toxicity can occur because the body doesn't have a natural way to excrete iron; too much can cause liver or heart damage. So always consult with your doctor who can evaluate your individual needs and prescribe accordingly.

Remember, iron equals energy so make sure you're getting the amount you need.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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