DIETARY CONSIDERATIONS, including Vitamin C, smoking, alcohol use, etc.

The fortification of our food should be of special concern to those with HH.  Some products [at least in the U.S.A.] give us 100% of the RDA  for iron in ONE serving size!  Cereals are probably the worst & how many of us only eat the recommended serving size of 3/4 cup?  Check your labels!  Know the iron content in your food! Write to the manufacturer!.  Let's stop this practice of medicating 100% of the population with iron just so they can reach those who may be TRULY iron deficient & who really need it. Doesn't it make more sense to simply medicate the 10-15% who really need the extra iron instead of slowly poisoning the 10-15% who have HH???

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Alcohol should be avoided in anyone with HH or liver disease.


Hereditary Hemochromatosis--A Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
The HH mutation is a human genetic model of disturbed iron metabolism, which facilitates research to the mechanism of HH and iron involved in cardiovascular disease. We expect that in the near future, the mechanism of disturbed iron metabolism leading to cardiovascular disease in human will be better understood.

Click on this link to read about HH. Discussion of a liver biopsy is also here: 

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