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Iron and Cancer: A Review

PM Ofordile, PU Achukwu, AA Ngokere, AA Ofodile

Abstract


Iron overload constitutes a major health problem worldwide, and deserves attention. This review covers a few of the proliferating literature ranging from mechanisms of its carcinogenesis, iron-withholding defense system and its attendant risks, to suggestions of prevention and control.


Key Words: Iron, Cancer, Peroxyl radicals, haemochromatosis, neoplastic cells.


(J College Med: 2003 8(1): 16-19)



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