Donating Blood to Prevent Cancer?

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NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
30 Oct 2020

Prioritizing plant-based sources of iron may be more effective than giving blood at reducing the risk of potentially “ferrotoxic” (iron-related) diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

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What blood donor study? See the “prequel” video Donating Blood to Prevent Heart Disease? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/donating-blood-to-

Other examples of when normal lab values are not necessarily ideal can be found in:
• When Low Risk Means High Risk (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/when-low-risk-mean
• Optimal Cholesterol Level (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/optimal-cholestero
• How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/how-not-to-die-fro

Even though a plant-based diet may be preferable for personal disease risk, still doesn’t mean we shouldn’t all give blood! Join me in supporting the Red Cross (http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood).

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