Consuming Too Much Of This Mineral Could Shorten Your Life

Higher iron levels based on genetic predisposition may actually reduce a person’s lifespan. The post Consuming Too Much Of This Mineral Could Shorten Your Life appeared first on Her Beauty.

We are usually taught that consuming vitamins and minerals are essential to the proper function of our bodies and the systems contained within. But new studies are showing that even when it comes to healthy supplements, too much of a good thing can be very detrimental. A recent study found that consuming too much iron can be very harmful to the human body. 

Featured in the journal Nature Communications, the study looked at genetic human studies of more than a million subjects. The lead study author and analyst is Paul Timmers, of the University of Edinburgh.

“Using genetics, we found multiple lines of evidence indicating that poor control of blood iron levels is causally linked to a shorter lifespan and fewer years lived in good health,” Timmers told Eat This, Not That!

The study concentrated on examining the DNA of those participating in the study, those living typically healthy lives, and those living with age-related diseases. Analysts isolated three key facts regarding the factors of aging. They included lifespan, healthspan, and longevity. Healthspan refers to the years an individual lives without disease, and longevity refers to a person living to old age.

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