BACKGROUND: Compound heterozygotes of the haemochromatosis gene (HFE) variants, H63D and C282Y, have raised transferrin saturation compared with that in the wild type. In the cohort of the Oxford Project To Investigate Memory and Ageing (OPTIMA), bicarriers of the HFE C282Y and the transferrin C2 gene variants are at five times greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease; the addition of HFE H63D may raise the risk still further. OBJECTIVE: To investigate transferrin saturation by HFE and...Expand abstract
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Iron genes, iron load and risk of Alzheimer's disease.
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