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'Stealth condition' found to multiply risk of cancer and chronic conditions, study reveals

Jan 17, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- A "stealth condition" which is one of the western world's most common genetic disorders is causing far higher levels of cancer and chronic health conditions than previously thought, a UK study has revealed.

Hereditary hemochromatosis -- a genetic condition which leads to a toxic build-up of iron in the body -- was previously thought to be a low-level health risk. However, a new study, published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal, has revealed that the condition in fact qua...