Functions of iron in the body, Biology

functions of iron in the body:
  1. Iron is the major component in haemoglobin.
  2. It helps to carryout oxygen from lungs to the tissues.
  3. About 60 to 70% of Iron in the body is present in blood.
  4. Many other proteins involved in electron transport and respiration also containĀ iron as a part of their molecule.
  5. Iron is available in liver, meat, fish, cereals, nuts, green leafy vegetables andĀ dried fruits.
  6. Deficiency of Iron causes anaemia.
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