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Overview of Iron Toxicity

Iron is a necessary nutrient, but when in excess can promote the formation of free radicals and increase oxidative stress.

Do not supplement iron in your diet unless proven deficient.

Accumulation of iron in the substantia nigra region of the brain is associated with Parkinson's disease. [68] Logroscino G, Gao X, Chen H, Wing A, and Ascherio A. Dietary iron intake and risk of Parkinson's disease. Am J Epidemiol Dec 15 2008;168(12): 1381-1388.

Differential Diagnosis of Iron Toxicity

References for Iron Toxicity