Hemochromatosis (HH) is the most common genetic disorder in the western world, and yet is barely known outside biology. In the US 1 in 9 people carry the mutation, though not necessarily the disease. Caused by problems in hepcidin – the liver hormone that controls the body iron levels – the disease causes an overload […]Read More UNDERSTANDING HEPCIDIN / IRON ROLES DURING INFECTION
Hemochromatosis was for many years thought to be a rare genetic disorder. But today we know that it results from the inheritance of an abnormal recessive gene from each parent. One in every 150 to 250 white people is affected, research shows. It’s less common among blacks and practically nonexistent among Asians. The disease rarely […]Read More WHAT IS HEPCIDIN?