Accumulated amount of iron in the human body

Range ≤20 g
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Valko M et al., Redox- and non-redox-metal-induced formation of free radicals and their role in human disease. Arch Toxicol. 2016 Jan90(1):1-37. doi: 10.1007/s00204-015-1579-5 p.6 right column 4th paragraphPubMed ID26343967
Comments P.6 right column 4th paragraph: "When iron absorption exceeds the storage capacity of ferritin molecules, free iron may catalyze the formation of free radicals within the cells, resulting in damage to all important biomolecules. Free iron can be deposited in various organs including the liver, pancreas, heart, joints and other tissues. The accumulated amount of iron in the human body may reach as much as 20 g. After several years, patients develop specific symptoms (weakness, fatigue) followed by more serious conditions such as cirrhosis, liver cancer and arthritis."
Entered by Uri M
ID 114082