Why was this study done?
“Sports Anemia” is a phenomenon that occurs during strenuous exercise, it is especially prevalent in women. This study was designed to investigate supplemental iron as a way for avoiding anemia in athletes.
What did the study find?
Transitory hematologic effects of moderate exercise are not influenced by iron supplementation.
Authors: Hegenauer J, Strause L, Saltman P, Dann D, White J, Green R. Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol. 1983;52(1):57-61.
PubMed Citation PMID: 6686130.
PDF Manuscript: Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol, 1983.