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Introduction to anemia and its epidemiology

Introduction to anemia and its epidemiology

Anemia is a decrease in the total amount of red blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin in the blood, or a lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen. Anemia is the most common blood disorder, affecting about a third of the global population.

In this video, Prof. Chang will introduce the definition of anemia and how it occurs.

Anemia is something that many people have some basic knowledge about. Did you already know about the different types of anemia? Feel free to share your opinion.


Prof. Jung-Su Chang

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Nutrition and Disease Prevention

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