Link Between H. Pylori, Iron and Gastric Cancer Investigated

by Kathy Jones on  December 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM Cancer News
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Researchers at Vanderbilt University are currently investigating how iron deficiency influences gastric cancer caused due to H.pylori, a bacteria that causes gastric ulcers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
 Link Between H. Pylori, Iron and Gastric Cancer Investigated
Link Between H. Pylori, Iron and Gastric Cancer Investigated

Peek and colleagues found that low iron accelerated the development of H. pylori-associated cancerous lesions in gerbils. Further, H. pylori strains isolated from a human population at high risk for gastric cancer were more virulent and produced greater inflammation if they came from patients with low iron levels. In an accompanying article, El-Omar Emad of Aberdeen University discusses how iron levels could be used to identify patients that are at a higher risk for gastric cancer after H. pylori infection.

Source: Eurekalert

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