The Iron Ladies

Photo Credit: Dawn Ashley

Premenstrual syndrome is something many women manage with over the counter drugs or passed down remedies from friends and family.  You may not have thought about the role nutrition may play.

Researchers followed about three thousand women for ten years and looked specifically at their mineral intake.  What they found was an association between iron intake and premenstrual syndrome.  In fact, those with the highest iron intake had risk reduced by about a third compared to those with the lowest intake.

Am J Epidemiol 2013

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