What causes hemochromatosis?
Hereditary or primary hemochromatosis is caused by defects in the HFE gene. One of the roles of the HFE protein is to regulate the amount of iron that is absorbed from the diet. When mutations occur in the HFE gene, too much iron is absorbed and accumulates in the body.
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