The role of iron in type 2 diabetes in humans.

@article{Rajpathak2009TheRO,
  title={The role of iron in type 2 diabetes in humans.},
  author={Swapnil N. Rajpathak and Jill P. Crandall and Judith Wylie-Rosett and Geoffrey C Kabat and Thomas Rohan and Frank B Hu},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2009},
  volume={1790 7},
  pages={671-81}
}
The role of micronutrients in the etiology of type 2 diabetes is not well established. Several lines of evidence suggest that iron play may a role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Iron is a strong pro-oxidant and high body iron levels are associated with increased level of oxidative stress that may elevate the risk of type 2 diabetes. Several epidemiological studies have reported a positive association between high body iron stores, as measured by circulating ferritin level, and the risk… CONTINUE READING
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