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-University of Exeter: Common gene disorder causes serious 'stealth' disease, but could be easily treated

Jan 17, 2019 - ENP Newswire

The Western world's most common genetic disorder causes far higher levels of serious disease and disability than previously thought, despite being easy to detect and treat.

Two major studies have revealed that the iron overload condition haemochromatosis, previously thought to be a low-level health risk, actually quadruples the risk of liver disease and doubles the risk of arthritis, and frailty in older age groups. It also causes higher risk of diabetes and chronic pain. The studies in UK...