Sex, Drugs, and "Heavy Metal": Does Diet Also Matter in the Clinical Expression of Hereditary Hemochromatosis?

McCune, C. Anne
May 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2008, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p526
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the effect of diet in the clinical expression of hereditary hemochromatosis (HH). She states that most cases of hemochromatosis can be explicated by the defective synthesis or activity of the key iron-regulatory hormone, hepcidin, macrophages and placenta. She added that venesection therapy was tested to be very efficient and it is an affordable treatment for HH.


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