Monday, November 30, 1998

Cuppa a day is a lifesaver

A cup of tea a day could help save your life if you suffer from an iron overload disease that affects millions around the globe.

Researchers in Germany have found that a daily cup of black tea can help stop excess iron damaging the bodies of people who suffer from haemochromatosis.

It is estimated that around 1.5m Americans suffer from the disease, which is thought to be passed on through the genes.

The US Centers for Disease Control calls it by far the most common genetic disease in the USA.
One in nine people is a carrier while one in 300 is affected.

It can prove fatal since severe iron overload can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, heart failure and diabetes.

It is also linked to impotence and arthritis.

The disorder is also thought to be common in Britain.

Source BBC News



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