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How Does Drinking Beer Affect an Overload of Iron?



How Does Drinking Beer Affect an Overload of Iron?

Your body needs iron to carry oxygen to your red blood cells. Low iron levels can cause fatigue, shortness of breath and difficulty thinking. Very high iron levels can also cause health problems, including liver damage. You can inherit a tendency to absorb more iron than normal from your diet. Alcohol can also affect iron absorption; if you drink large amounts of beer or other alcohol, you may absorb larger-than-normal amounts of iron. If you have high iron levels, talk to your doctor about alcohol consumption…read more