Iron may be linked to heart attacks

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According to a recent study iron levels in the body may be linked
to heart attacks and strokes. Researchers at the Japanese Kurume
University School of...

According to a recent study iron levels in the body may be linked to heart attacks and strokes. Researchers at the Japanese Kurume University School of Medicine presented their findings at the Conference of the American Heart Association's Council for High Blood Pressure Research. They found that high -level iron injections can cause almost immediate constriction of blood vessels and believe the iron damage could be the first step in a series of events leading to the thickening and hardening of the arteries known as atherosclerosis. This study is apparently the first to show that deliberately increasing a person's iron interferes with the lining of the blood vessels.

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