Iron for Prostate cancer
The relationship between Iron and Prostate cancer is moderately strong. Iron ranks 28 of 323 Prostate cancer treatments on our list.
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Iron is a chemical element with the symbol Fe (from Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26.
Strength of evidence
Iron for Prostate cancer ranks in the top 60% of condition-treatment relationships we have analyzed. (The higher the number, the stronger the evidence.)
Of research analyzed, we found 4 studies on people and 15 studies on animals. Importantly, we found 0 studies that were randomized and controlled. Such studies are considered the most rigorous, and help to establish or disprove a cause-and-effect relationship between prospective treatments and conditions. So such studies may be needed.
Here's how Iron compares to other Prostate cancer treatments we analyzed, as well as to all condition-treatment relationships:
The relationship between Prostate cancer and Iron has been little researched. We found at least 285 research articles on the topic. This places the volume of research in the top 24% of relationships we have analyzed between treatments and conditions. The pace of research appears to be increasing:
Important caveat—help improve this information
Please note that our analysis is automated and imperfect. If you have personal insight, please help improve our analysis by rating this relationship and the research supporting it. And check back regularly; we last analyzed research for this relationship on Mar 8, 2014, and are constantly updating our database and algorithms.