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February 14, 2007

Albany-- Researchers say they may have found a link between blood donation and a healthy circulatory system. They studied patients between the ages of forty-three and sixty-eight who had blood drawn every six months to reduce iron levels. 

Those people had fewer non-fatal heart attacks and strokes than those who did not give blood. Researchers say that people should not try to donate blood just to lower their iron levels. 

They also say that reductions in iron levels can be achieved through dietary restrictions or drug treatment.   

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