oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Iron status and athletic performance

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Iron is an essential component of the oxygen transportation compounds haemoglobin, myoglobin, and the cytochromes as well as various enzymes. An iron deficiency can lead to impaired haemoglobin synthesis and a reduction in oxygen transport.

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