Iron intake during adolescence impacts brain in later lifeYahoo! News India, Ani
Lack of iron intake during one's teen years can impact the physical structure of the brain in later life, a new study has found. Iron is a popular topic in health news and doctors prescribe it for medical reasons, and it's available over the counter as a dietary supplement. While it's known that too little iron can result in cognitive problems, it's also known that too much promotes neurodegenerative diseases. Paul Thompson and his colleagues from the University of California, Los Angeles, measured levels of transferrin, a protein that transports iron throughout the body and brain, in adolescents.
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