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What problems are caused by copper deficiency?

Problems caused by copper deficiency, though rare, include anemia and osteoporosis. Copper is present in a variety of foods, so we usually have enough copper in our bodies for good health. However, if you do not get enough copper in your diet, you may suffer from health problems. Women need more copper in their diet when they are pregnant. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor to learn more about copper.

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