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Iron and Cancer

by Yeong Sek Yee & Khadijah Shaari

IRON – WHAT IT IS

Iron is a mineral essential for life and is found in red blood cells. Iron’s primary role is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Much of the iron in the body occurs in the haemoglobin.

Haemoglobin is the component of red blood cells that enables them to carry oxygen and deliver it to the body’s tissues. Iron is thus an important component of ...

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