TITLE

Iron overload is common and deadly

AUTHOR(S)
Lipman, Marvin M.
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Consumer Reports on Health;Jun2013, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview of a medical condition called hemochromatosis, which is more prevalent among men than women and has been linked to a defective gene which causes the decreased production of hepcidin, a liver protein that prevents the intestinal absorption of excess dietary iron. A discussion of genetic testing which can be used to diagnose hemochromatosis, and of the complications of hemochromatosis, is presented.
ACCESSION #
87761829

 

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