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Research at UC San Francisco found that about one-quarter of older adults have anemia, which means they don’t have enough healthy red blood cells. And three separate studies found that adults who are anemic are 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease
That’s because red blood cells carry oxygen to our cells and tissues. And when we’re anemic, and don’t have enough red blood cells, less oxygen reaches our brain, and our brain cells slowly start to die.

So get your iron levels checked!