October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It highlights the fact that Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women. Did you know that it affects more than 15,000 Australians every year? Ongoing research by our nation’s experts is discovering how and why breast cancers start. This extensive research is helping to advance better treatments for breast cancer.
Iron is needed by cells in your body to function properly. Most importantly, it forms part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen around the body.
Iron is required for production of red blood cells, a healthy immune system, good mental health, muscle function and energy production.
Iron deficiency occurs when iron stores are used up and not replenished. If prolonged, it can lead to iron deficiency anaemia.