Iron is an essential mineral and plays a key role in health. It is available as a dietary supplement, is an additive in some foods and also is abundantly and naturally present in many foods. An important component of hemoglobin, a protein molecule in red blood cells that carry oxygen, Iron is responsible for transferring oxygen from the lungs to all tissues throughout the body. It also plays a vital part in keeping the immune system healthy and supplying the body's energy. Maintaining the recommended daily allowance of iron is important to maintaining good health; the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended daily allowance varies significantly with sex and age.

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Warfarin and Bruising Risk

Warfarin is one medication prescribed to patients who are at higher risks of forming dangerous blood clots.

Grapefruit and Warfarin


Grapefruit and Warfarin

Like cranberry, grapefruit is another fruit whose juice has been a debatable addition to the warfarin patient diet.