Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of transfusion-induced iron overload?

Updated: May 07, 2021
  • Author: Geneva E Guarin, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) increases the absorption of dietary iron 2.9-3.5 times the normal amount [117] and should probably be avoided, along with alcohol and, of course, iron supplements. However, both green and black tea inhibit absorption of iron in food. [118]


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