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Gloria Day, Fargo, Published March 13 2013

Letter: Learn more about iron supplements

Attention, ladies! Before you rush out to buy an iron supplement, please go to the website www.americanhs.org or www.irondisorders.org and see the dangers of taking excess iron supplements. Iron Overload Disease is more common than Multiple Sclerosis and especially in Northern European ancestries. If you have the genes, you are at risk as the body stores the iron in the organs and eventually destroys them.

Simple blood tests can be taken to make sure it is safe for you to take the iron supplement.