Iron Poisoning & Copper Deficiency



The role of iron in cancer.

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Numerous laboratory and clinical investigations over the past few decades have observed that one of the dangers of iron is its ability to favour neoplastic cell growth. The metal is carcinogenic due to its catalytic effect on the formation of hydroxyl radicals, suppression of the activity of host defence cells and promotion of cancer cell multiplication. In both animals and humans, primary neoplasms develop at body sites of excessive iron deposits.


Iron, radiation, and cancer. ... Environ Health Perspect v.87; Jul 1990Similar

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Increased iron content of cells and tissue may increase the risk of cancer. In particular, high available iron status may increase the risk of a radiation-induced cancer.


Cancer Project / Iron: The Double-Edged Sword - Similar

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Iron encourages the formation of cancer-causing free radicals. Of course, the body needs a certain amount of iron for healthy blood cells. But beyond this rather small amount, iron becomes a dangerous substance, acting as a catalyst for the formation of free radicals. Because of this, research studies have shown that higher amounts of iron in the blood mean higher cancer risk.


Iron and Cancer | e-Journal of Traditional & Complementary Medicine
Iron is a powerful stimulus for cancer growth, invasion and metastasis.


Iron's Dangers - Similar

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The pioneer researcher in the role of iron in immunity believed that an excess of dietary iron contributed to the development of leukemia and lymphatic cancers.


Breast Cancer and Iron Women's Health

A relatively new piece in the breast cancer prevention puzzle is beginning to come to light. A study just published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition is the latest to point out an apparent link between elevated iron levels and an increased risk of breast cancer.


Iron in Men - Similar

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Iron acts as a cancer-promoting agent by two separate yet synergistic mechanisms: 1) by producing "free radicals," and 2) by feeding cancer cells. Iron increases ...


Iron, calcium linked to lung cancer - Similar

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Dec 5, 2005 Iron and calcium are linked to a higher risk of lung cancer in new research from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Iron-regulating protein is strong predictor of breast cancer prognosis ... - Similar

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Aug 5, 2010 A new study may soon help to spare some women with breast cancer from having to undergo invasive and toxic treatments for their disease.


The role of iron in infections and cancer. IronCached - Similar

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Iron is an oxidant as well as a nutrient for invading microbial and neoplastic cells. Excessive iron in specific tissues and cells (iron loading) promotes ...



Iron enhances tumor growth

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Idiopathic hemochromatosis is associated with a high risk of primary liver cancer. To test the hypothesis that iron enhances tumor growth, we have conducted the ...


Cancer and Iron - IMPPC

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Elevated iron stores are linked to an increased risk of cancer and cancer mortality . One third of HH patients will develop hepatocellular carcinoma if treatment is ...


Iron and colorectal cancer risk: human studies.