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Vitamin and mineral deficiency can lead to anemia in older women

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A diet low in iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid can lead to anemia among post-menopausal women.

A new study of more than 72,000 women found a deficiency in more than one nutrient was linked to a 21 percent greater risk of persistent anemia.

And having three nutrient deficiencies more than doubled that risk.

Taking multi-vitamins or supplements did not lower anemia rates.

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