ERIC Number: EJ425067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Iron Deficiency in Adolescents and Young Adults.
Risser, William L.; Risser, Jan M. H.
Physician and Sportsmedicine, v18 n12 p87-88,91,94,96-98,101 Dec 1990
Reviews the prevalence, natural history, causes, impact on performance, diagnosis, and treatment of iron deficiency in adolescent and young adult athletes. All athletes should be screened and treated. The best diagnosis involves determining serum ferritin and hemoglobin levels. Treatment requires therapeutic doses of oral ferrous iron for several months. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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