Iron is an essential mineral for our survival. Iron deficiency, to which girls and women are particularly susceptible, puts people at grave risk of anemia. Yet, excess isn't good news either: excess iron damages organs such as the liver in a condition known as hemochromatosis.
In a study conducted a few years ago, investigators found 11 gene loci associated with iron biomarkers, which provide information about how much iron is present. Of the identified gene loci, two significant loci identified in this study were located on genes that play important roles in iron balance. Check out this article to know more: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25352340
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