Heme Iron & Cancer Risk

2015-11-02 01.41.34 pm

2015-11-02 01.47.48 pm

“Regarding heme iron [type only found in animal products], Lee and colleagues were the first authors to report a statistically significant positive association between heme iron and proximal colon cancer, using information from 741 cases of the Iowa Women’s Health Study (RR, 2.18; 95% CI, 1.24–3.86; ref. 39).”

“Colorectal cancer was the third most common cancer with nearly 1.4 million new cases in 2012.” (a)

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