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Ascorbic acid deficiency is often present in many HD patients due to its removal during dialysis and lack of dietary intake (Ponka & Kuhlback, 1983).
In humans, the oral administration of ascorbic acid enhances the absorption of non-heme iron from the diet (6) and leads to increases in serum iron in subjects with iron overload and ascorbic acid deficiency (7).