What dietary modifications are beneficial in the treatment of hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Dietary factors may influence the phenotypic expression of hemochromatosis. Some modulate absorption of iron and may affect the variability of phenotypic penetrance. However dietary changes intended to minimize or eliminate iron ingestion are usually unnecessary and are often not feasible.


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