News about hemochromatosis

Scientists all over the world have long been searching for the hormone that regulates iron. In 2000 this hormone was discovered. However, only years later it was ascertained that this hormone is essential for iron absorption. Only recently has it been possible to measure hepcidin in the blood. Patients with type 1 hemochromatosis seem to lack hepcidin. For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.