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Cancer risk increased by high blood iron and cholesterol

Studies have found that the risk of cancer is increased by increased levels of iron and cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is divided basically into two type of lipoproteins "good" HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol and "bad" LDL (low density lipoproteins) cholesterol. Both types of cholesterol increase the risk of developing cancer in conjunction with high iron levels due to the increased production of oxidative stress.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by American Journal of Epidemiology

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About: Cancer risk increased by high blood iron and cholesterol

Date: 28June 2005

Source: American Journal of Epidemiology


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