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The Dual Nature of Iron in Relation to Cancer: A Review

Sayed Hossein Davoodi 1 , 2 , Yasaman Jamshidi-Naeini 2 , Saeideh Esmaeili 3 , Sara Sohrabvandi 3 and Amir M. Mortazavian 3 , *
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1 Cancer Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Food Science and Technology, National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention: December 2016, 9 (6); e5494
  • Published Online: December 11, 2016
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: January 27, 2016
  • Revised: June 22, 2016
  • Accepted: December 4, 2016
  • DOI: 10.17795/ijcp-5494

To Cite: Hossein Davoodi S, Jamshidi-Naeini Y, Esmaeili S, Sohrabvandi S, Mortazavian A M. The Dual Nature of Iron in Relation to Cancer: A Review, Int J Cancer Manag. 2016 ; 9(6):e5494. doi: 10.17795/ijcp-5494.

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1. Introduction
2. Carcinogenic Effects of Excess Iron
3. Therapeutic Effects of Excess Iron
4. Therapeutic Effects of Iron Defficiency
5. Carcinogenic Effects of Iron Deficiency
6. Conclusion
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