Body iron stores and risk of cancer.

  title={Body iron stores and risk of cancer.},
  author={Paul Knekt and Antti R Reunanen and H Takkunen and Arpo R J Aromaa and Markku Heli{\"o}vaara and Timo Hakulinen},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={56 3},
A high level of available tissue iron may increase the risk of cancer through its contribution to the production of free oxygen radicals. Serum iron, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) and transferrin saturation levels were studied for their prediction of different cancers in a cohort of 41,276 men and women aged 20-74 years and initially free from cancer. During a mean follow-up of 14 years, 2,469 primary cancer cases were diagnosed. Excess risks of colorectal and lung cancers were found in… CONTINUE READING
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