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Fat tissue's "iron sink"

Adipose tissue, commonly called "body fat," stores excess fatty acids and supplies it back when the need arises. Finely balanced iron levels are important for the health of adipocytes, the cells that make up adipose tissue. ...

Oct 05, 2018
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Why is anaemia still affecting women?

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, affecting both low- and high-income countries. Although it is an easy problem to fix, it remains unfixed.

Aug 15, 2018
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Ovarian cancer cells hoard iron to fuel growth

An unexpected link between iron and fatty acids may be juicing the metabolism of ovarian cancer cells, report UConn Health researchers in the July 1 issue of OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. The findings could suggest ...

Aug 15, 2018
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