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Dietary iron intake, body iron stores, and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMC Med 2012;10:119.
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Excess iron has been shown to induce diabetes in animal models. However, the results from human epidemiologic studies linking body iron stores and iron intake to the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are conflicting. In this study, we aimed to systematically evaluate the available evidence for associations between iron intake, body iron stores, and the risk of T2DM.

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