Blood Transfusion - 3 2012 (July - September)
Sports anaemia: facts or fiction?
Authors:  Cosimo Ottomano, Massimo Franchini
Pages:  252-254
To cite this article:  Blood Transfus 2012; 10: 252-4
Doi:  10.2450/2012.0019-12
Published online:  17/05/2012


There is an ongoing, unsolved debate as to whether iron supplementation, often used by elite athletes, is really necessary or not. A preliminary question that needs an answer is whether the existence of sports anaemia is supported by facts or whether it is fiction. Whether iron should be prescribed to athletes depends on the answer to this preliminary question. (...)

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