Iron absorption will be increased in:

 # Iron absorption will be increased in: 
a. Pregnancy 
b. Chronic inflammation 
c. Iron overload 
d. Phosphates

The correct answer is A. Pregnancy.

Factors that increase iron absorption from GI tracts are:
Dietary factors
Increased heme iron (particularly in meat)
Ferrous iron salts
GI factors
         – Acid pH
Increased requirement:
         – Iron deficiency
         – Increased erythropoiesis
         – Pregnancy
         – Hypoxia
Factors that decrease iron absorption are:
Ferric iron salts
Proximal bowel resection
Presence of oxalates, phytates and phosphates in diet
Inflammatory disorders (due to increased hepcidin level)

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