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Can Turmeric supplementation lead to Anaemia?

The report describes the case of a 66-year-old male physician who developed iron deficiency anaemia likely due to turmeric supplementation and highlights the importance of increasing awareness of this association. Please also read-Eye drops with Turmeric-derivative may be new treatment of glaucoma Following his treatment, the patient experienced significant myopathy and reported a drop in his marathon times. Turmeric was associated with significant iron deficiency anemia, consistent with the binding of available iron in the gut and the prevention of absorption. This may be the first case of documented iron deficiency anemia in people due to turmeric supplements. The carry home point is that all patients presenting with iron deficiency anaemia should be queried about the use of Turmeric as a supplement.

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