Feb 10, 5:21 PM (ET)
CHICAGO (AP) – Women with high levels of iron in their blood may run nearly triple the risk of developing diabetes, a study found.
The research involved 32,826 healthy women who were followed for 10 years after giving blood samples. Type 2 diabetes was diagnosed in 698 of the women. On average, they who had significantly higher initial iron levels than the other women. If the results are confirmed in further studies, simple blood tests might some day help doctors determine which patients will develop diabetes.