Category Archives for Iron

Eugene D. Weinberg on Iron Toxicity

A couple of my recent articles have been devoted to the topic of iron and its involvement in many disease states and in aging itself. (See Iron the primary driver of aging?, and Iron accelerates aging.) In


Iron the primary driver of aging?

Not long ago I wrote an article about how iron accumulation, that is, body stores of iron, could be an important cause of the maladies of aging. I set forth quite a bit of evidence in that article, but


Iron Accelerates Aging

Iron is a necessary nutrient, and low levels in the diet, faulty absorption, or excessive bleeding can cause low levels of iron, leading to anemia, cognitive deficits, and immune dysfunction. The blood