Iron deficiency and anaemia affect more than 3.5 billion people around the world (World health Organization) resulting in health problems and cognitive impairment at all stages of life.
One reason is that we nowadays eat less of a diet that contains less of iron-rich meat courses than our voracious and hard-working ancestors.
We also have a different beauty concept today with a thin body as the ideal and thus less energy-and mineral-rich food is consumed.
Women who menstruate for three days or more therefore almost always need a supplement of iron to compensate for the blood loss.
Other risk groups are athletes, growing youngsters, the pregnant and lactating.
Grown men rarely suffer from iron deficiency.