The Iron-Cancer Link Rumour

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Rumour: There is no link between the level of iron in your blood and risk of cancer.

Truth: This is false. According to a clinical study, the levels of iron in your blood, and how much iron your body stores, is linked to cancer risk. An increase in blood iron levels is linked to an increased risk of non-skin cancers in women, but a decreased risk of non-skin cancers in men. Read more about iron’s influence on cancer risk here.