Managing Iron Levels Could be
the Key to Slowing Aging
High levels of iron in the blood have a negative impact on aging. Keeping the levels in check could prevent age-related health and neurodegenerative problems.
International research using genetic information from more than a million people suggests that healthy iron levels have a link to better aging and a longer life span. The study looked at 3 areas of aging: lifespan (healthspan), the number of years lived free of disease, and extremely long length of life (longevity).
Abnormal iron levels are linked to aging conditions including the ability to fight infection in the older population. Initial research indicates high levels of iron increase years of good health and may prevent aging damage.
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