Study: There Is a Link Between Iron Levels and Longevity

A large new study, conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh in the UK finds a link between iron levels in the blood and lifespan. Scientists found that too much iron in the blood is associated with a higher risk of premature death.Study There Is a Link Between Iron Levels and Longevity

The new research includes genetic information from over 1 million people across three public databases. The data analysis was focused on three key measures of aging: lifespan, healthspan, or years lived without diseases, and longevity, or living to very old age.

Data analyst Paul Timmers from the University of Edinburgh in the UK says: “We are very excited by these findings as they strongly suggest that high levels of iron in the blood reduce our healthy years of life, and keeping these levels in check could prevent age-related damage.”

 

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