Too much iron can cause diabetes

Wed, 06 Aug 2008
According to reports from America, common disease hemochromatosis is a major risk for developing diabetes, not to mention other diseases including congestive heart failure.

Hemochromatosis is characterised by too much iron in the bloodstream, and is recognised by skin colour. A slight bronze sheen means iron accumulation, and can lead to 'bronze diabetes,' a rare and insulin-dependent form of the disease.

The disease is preventable if recognised at an early stage, and is easy to treat. However, early signs mimic a variety of other diseases, and may confuse healthcare professionals and patients alike.

The balance of minerals in the body has a dramatic influence on health, as numerous studies have confirmed. Iron is just one essential mineral that either a surfeit, or deficiency can result in major health problems .
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