Linking iron-biofortified beans and physical performance

Deficiency in key dietary micronutrients remains a significant nutrition problem in low- and middle-income countries—especially in Africa south of the Sahara—despite decades of efforts by the global health community. The most common micronutrient deficiency is caused by lack of absorbable iron in the diet, which can often lead to anemia and other serious health impacts such as impaired mental development and learning capacity, and chronic weakness and fatigue.

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