Maybe it’s NOT your hormones! Iron deficiency during a woman’s period ‘disrupts their mood and could be a risk factor for depression’

Fluctuating hormones are often blamed for women feeling physically and mentally below par while they are on their period.

But now scientists say reduced iron levels could disrupt their mood and cause them greater irritability during their time of the month.

Lower levels of the nutrient – abundant in dark, leafy vegetables – can cause women to become moody and less motivated, researchers claim.

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