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Iron deficiency, general and mental health and fatigue in young women from the ALSWH


Iron deficiency affects immunity, physical work capacity and cognition. We have previously shown effects on General Health and Well-being for women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health at one time point. While there were effects for Physical Health as measured by the Physical Component Summary Scores, the biggest effects seemed to be for Mental Health (Mental Component Summary Score) and Vitality. This project will examine these relationships over time, and will be extended to incorporate specific effects on aspects of mental health, including Depression and Anxiety.