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Iron tablets may damage DNA
Conclusion This study showed that iron can induce a DNA damage response at a genetic level in isolated human endothelial cells in the laboratory. The study was early stage and packed with limitations and questions needing answers through further research. So it is not close to the stage where doctors need to change their approach to prescribing iron supplements. Similarly, this study is no reason to stop taking iron medication as prescribed, and stopping could be harmful. Keep calm and carry on. The fact iron causes a DNA repair response does not necessarily mean it causes damage or disease. It may stress the cell out, bu...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news
June is Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Awareness Month
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - June 23, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news