‘Iron is not the devil’: New research points to the devil
The devil is not evil, according to a new study.
In the study, published Monday in The Lancet medical journal, researchers looked at the link between iron, an important mineral found in iron-containing products, and an increased risk of prostate cancer in older men.
Iron is a component of steel and many other materials that can help protect against cancer.
In addition to iron, the researchers looked into other iron-rich foods and products to see if there was any link between the consumption of iron-heavy foods and prostate cancer.
The study found that people who ate high amounts of iron and other iron compounds were more likely to have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than people who consumed low amounts of these compounds.
But this association wasn’t as strong as some previous studies had suggested.
“This suggests that we don’t have an association with iron consumption,” said study author James R. O’Connell, MD, a professor of epidemiology and pathology at Johns Hopkins University.
O’Connell said the findings are consistent with other studies that have linked the intake of iron to higher prostate cancer rates.
“There have been a number of other studies showing that people with high iron intake, especially in the context of iron supplements, may be more likely than those without,” O’Connor said.
The researchers analyzed data from more than 13,000 men over a four-year period.
They were able to identify 1,865 men with prostate cancer, of whom 1,639 had high iron and 438 had low iron.
They looked at more than 200 cancers in the general population and also compared men who were diagnosed with prostate cancers with those who weren’t.
The researchers found no association between the intake or consumption of high iron, high iron-related foods or other iron, or even iron supplements.
According to the researchers, the study supports the idea that iron may not be evil.
“In fact, the results seem to suggest that the risk of cancer from low iron intake may be similar to the risk from high iron consumption, and there may be a role for iron in the prevention of cancer,” the authors wrote.
More than 1.6 million men in the United States die of prostate and/or colorectal cancer each year, and it’s the third most common cause of cancer death.