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Deficiencies in nutrients such as iron and certain B vitamins can lead to anemia. Supplementing with these nutrients can help to prevent or treat these conditions.

On the other hand, excessive intake of zinc or turmeric, chronic use of supplements that have high levels of lead, or use of the herb Gynostemma pentaphyllum (jiaogulan) may lower red blood cell count and increase the risk of anemia.

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