Forging iron in women

Women who take iron supplements experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance, a Melbourne study finds.

Published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers undertook a systematic review and analysis of the effect of iron supplementation to the exercise performance of women in childbearing years.

Lead researcher, Dr Sand-Rayn Pasricha from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health found that iron supplementation improved women’s exercise performance, in terms of both the highest level that they