Iron

Iron:
Sources – muscle meat, liver, fish, shellfish, legumes, oatmeal, nuts, red wine, chocolate
Function – haemoglobin and myoglobin formation, cytochrome enzymes, immune functions
Deficiency  anaemia, dysphagia, koilonychia, enteropathy
Toxicity  haemochromatosis, cirrhosis
Effect on lower limb – koilonychia of nails

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