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Anemia of Inflammation & Chronic Disease

Anemia of Inflammation & Chronic Disease

Anemia of inflammation and chronic disease is a type of anemia that commonly occurs with chronic, or longterm, illnesses or infections. Cancer and inflammatory disorders, in which abnormal activation of the immune system occurs, can also cause AI/ACD. AI/ACD is easily confused with iron-deficiency anemia because in both forms of anemia levels of iron circulating in the blood are low.

In this video, Prof. Chang will introduce another iron-related disease: the AI/ACD.

Here is a question for you to think about. Prof. Chang talks about different sources of iron in the video, both plant-based sources and derived sources. Thinking about your own food preferences, do you think most of your iron comes from one particular food source, or is it balanced?

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