High Levels of Iron Protect Arteries from Clogging but It’s not All That Good

A new study from Imperial College London suggests that higher levels of iron may cut the risk of clogged arteries. On the other hand, they are linked to a higher risk of blood clots.High Levels of Iron Protect Arteries from Clogging but It's not All That Good

Within the scope of the study, the scientists used genetic data from 500,000 people to explore links between iron levels and more than 900 conditions.

Lead and corresponding author of the study Dr. Dipender Gill comments: “However, getting the right amount of iron in the body is a fine balance — too little can lead to anaemia, but too much can lead to a range of problems including liver damage.”

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