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Don’t let genetic iron overload creep up on you

My favourite superhero is Robert Downey Jnr’s Ironman / Tony Stark in the Marvel comic book series. But too much iron isn’t such a great thing for humans. You’re about to learn why too much iron can be a very bad thing. Based on events this week I wanted to make sure you’re aware of…

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Testing your genetic mutations

Diseases like Down’s syndrome and cystic fibrosis are true genetic disorders that can’t be altered. More subtle genetic disorders like haemochromatosis (excess iron absorption and storage) are also true genetic disorders that you may not realize you have until much later in life when symptoms develop. With something like haemochromatosis, you can do something about…

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