Kaluza J, Wolk A , Larsson SC. Heme Iron Intake and Risk of Stroke: A Prospective Study of Men. Stroke. 2013; 44: 334-339.
In a study recently published online in Stroke, Kaluza and colleagues are proposing an association between high heme iron intake and increased risk of stroke in normal weight patients. Inconsistent results were reported in the past about the relation between total iron intake and risk of stroke. This study was the first to separately differentiate between heme iron and non-heme iron in its relationship to stroke.