Hemochromatosis affects an estimated one in every 300 Americans of European ancestry, but many who have it are unaware. Undiagnosed it can quietly lead to iron overload.


23andMe’s Take on Irish Trivia

March 15, 2020
For St. Patrick's Day 23andMe looks at Irish ancestry, where in Ireland customers Irish ancestors lived, and where in the United States customers with recent Irish ancestry live.
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23andMe Adds New Genetic Health Risk Reports

August 28, 2017
23andMe released two new genetic health risk reports for customers for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Hereditary Hemochromatosis.
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Hemochromatosis in Women Before and After Menopause

September 28, 2012
  Hereditary hemochromatosis is a common genetic condition that makes a person more prone to absorbing too much iron. Premenopausal women are largely protected from iron overload because of menstruation...
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Updated Results for Hereditary Hemochromatosis

July 27, 2012
Editor’s Note: This post does not reflect the current product offering for customers in the United States. Mutations in the HFE gene cause most forms of hereditary hemochromatosis – a...
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Learning About My Risk For Iron Overload

July 23, 2012
Bethann is a Health Content Scientist at 23andMe and regular contributor to the Blog. The following is her story about finding out she has a genetic condition that puts her...
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The Iron Scale: Factors Tipping Towards Overload

July 11, 2012
Some of us may have grown up thinking that spinach is a good source of iron, but this isn’t exactly true. It’s been said that a report from the 1800’s...
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Battling Against A Common Genetic Disease

July 09, 2012
Hemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in the United States, see how Milo Sharp learned about his risk and what he did to manage it.
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The Most Common Genetic Disease

July 02, 2012
Hemochromatosis is the most common genetic disease you never heard of. Sometimes called the “Celtic Curse,” hemochromatosis affects an estimated one in every 300 Americans, but many who have it have no idea they do.
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variations Influencing Hemoglobin Levels Identified

October 12, 2009
Doctors routinely order the complete blood count (CBC) for their patients because they can learn a lot about a person’s health by measuring the numbers of different types of blood...
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Mouse Research May Shed Light On Human Iron Disorder

March 02, 2009
Our bodies need iron: to form the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin for our red blood cells, maintain our immune systems and keep our muscles and brains functioning properly. But not too much....
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