Older Women Suffer From Anemia Due to Diet Deficiencies
“Inadequate nutrient intake, a modifiable condition, is associated with greater risk for anemia in postmenopausal women,” according to a new study. Researchers found that “women with anemia reported lower intakes of energy, protein, folate, vitamin B-12, iron, vitamin C, and red meat. Multiple (more than a single nutrient) dietary deficiencies were associated with a 21% greater risk of persistent anemia and three deficiencies resulted in a 44% increase in risk for persistent anemia. This study underscores the need for older women to insure they are taking their vitamins.