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Risk of iron overload in carriers of genetic mutations associated with hereditary haemochromatosis: UK Food Standards Agency workshop

  • Mamta Singh (a1), Margaret Ashwell (a2), Peter Sanderson (a1), Janet Cade (a3), Jennifer Moreton (a3), Susan Fairweather-Tait (a4), Mark Roe (a4), Joannes J. M. Marx (a5), Mark Worwood (a6) and James D. Cook (a7)...


The UK Food Standards Agency convened a group of expert scientists to review current research investigating diet and carriers of genetic mutations associated with hereditary haemochromatosis. The workshop concluded that individuals who are heterozygous for the C282Y mutation of the HFE gene do not appear to respond abnormally to dietary Fe and therefore do not need to change their diet to prevent accumulation of body Fe.


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*Corresponding author: Ms Mamta Singh, fax +44 20 7276 8906, email


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