Many people affected by genetic haemochromatosis have concerns about the amount of iron in their food. Iron is an essential part of a balanced diet. This is true even for people with haemochromatosis; yet changes to your diet cannot prevent iron overload.

Genetic haemochromatosis cannot be treated through diet

A restricted or heavily controlled diet is not recommended for people affected by haemochromatosis. However, with a few sensible adjustments, a healthy, balanced diet can help to slow the rate at which your body absorbs iron from food.

In conjunction with venesection treatment, this can limit the re-accumulation of iron in the body.

Download our free guide to Healthy Eating and Genetic Haemochromatosis (published August 2020) to learn more.

diet and genetic haemochromatosis guide

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