Iron

Influence of iron on vitamin A nutritional status

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Iron deficiency seems to deteriorate vitamin A metabolism leading to a reduction in serum retinol and an increase in hepatic retinol and retinyl ester. These alterations probably result from an i...

Iron loading in humans: A risk factor for enhanced morbidity and mortality

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Purpose. To develop an overview of the kinds of disease that can be exacerbated by excessive/misplaced iron; to briefly consider mortality data on iron-loaded persons; and to summarize methods fo...

A Possible Link Between Iron Deficiency and Gastrointestinal Carcinogenesis

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Graph; DOI: 10.1080/01635580902803701; (AN 42533255)
There is definitive evidence that iron overload induces oxidative stress and DNA damage, which can enhance carcinogenic risk. However, other evidence suggests that iron deficiency and anemia also...

Iron deficiency and obesity: the contribution of inflammation and diminished iron absorption

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Poor iron status affects billions of people worldwide. The prevalence of obesity continues to rise in both developed and developing nations. An association between iron status and obesity has bee...

Assessment of iron status and the role for iron-replacement therapy in anaemic cancer patients

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Assessment of iron status and the role for iron-replacement therapy in anaemic cancer patients under the care of a specialist palliative care unit

Anaemia is common in advanced cancer, may develop for several reasons, and is not always symptomatic. Our observations of the seemingly indiscriminate prescription of iron-replacement therapy (IR...

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