A study issued by the European Society of Cardiology revealed that nearly 10% of cases of new coronary heart disease that occur in middle age can be avoided by treating iron deficiency, especially after researchers found that iron deficiency may be one of the factors that lead to coronary heart disease. It causes heart disease, according to the Medical Express website.
The researchers pointed out that patients with cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, also suffer from iron deficiency, where treatment with intravenous iron improved symptoms, functional ability and quality of life in patients with heart failure and iron deficiency, revealing the effect of iron supplementation. Intravenous risk of death in patients with heart failure.
The researchers conducted an analysis on a number of participants with an average age of 59 years, and the participants were classified as having iron deficiency or not, and the participants were followed for coronary heart disease, stroke, death due to cardiovascular disease and death from all causes.
The researchers analyzed the relationship between iron deficiency, coronary heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular mortality, and all-cause mortality after adjusting for age, gender, smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, body mass index, and inflammation. Participants with a history of coronary heart disease or stroke were excluded. on the principle .
The study found that functional iron deficiency was associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease by 24%, while the risk of death from cardiovascular disease was increased by 26%, compared to those who did not suffer from iron deficiency.