The latent iron deficiency among the adult population, even in European countries, is 30-40%. At the same time very often, iron deficiency is confused with anemia. That is why in this context it is appropriate to draw a parallel with the captain of the Titanic, who saw only the tip of the iceberg, and therefore believed that the danger was still far away.
Keywords: iron deficiency, anemia, sufer.
O.A. Koval, Ph.D., Professor, Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine