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Is cast iron cookware good for everyone?

A hundred years ago, cast iron cookware was the most popular choice in U.S. households. This type of cookware is still an excellent choice, provided that no one in your household has excessive body stores of iron. While most U.S. adults receive too little iron from their meals and would benefit from cooking in cast iron cookware, some individuals have excessive body stores of iron and would be at risk of iron overload problems when cooking in cast iron. In general, men or postmenopausal women who consume beef on a daily basis are most likely to be at risk for iron overload problems.