Iron is hard to metabolize due to its poor solubility. It can have adverse health effects unless its levels in the body are maintained between adequate thresholds. Insufficient iron leads to anemia, while excessive iron causes oxidative damage in the body.
We are witnessing a worldwide epidemic of obesity in children, adolescents, and adults. While obesity is multifactorial in origin, the increased prevalence of obesity has been paralleled by an increased consumption of “sweet” in the form of refined sugars and fat.