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December 3, 2020
Hemochromatosis May Increase Risk Of Liver Cancer In Men

According to a research study by the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom, men with hemochromatosis, a common genetic disorder due to iron build-up, are ten times more likely to develop liver cancer.  What is Hemochromatosis? Hemochromatosis, also called the iron-overload disease, is a condition where too much iron builds up in […]

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March 21, 2017
Know Your Genes: TNFA “The Inflammation Response Gene”

The Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFA) gene is associated with the synthesis of TNFA, a pro-inflammatory cytokine that regulates immune responses such as inflammation. Specific alleles of this gene are known to either increase or decrease the levels of TNFA. People with the A variant of the gene are found to synthesize more TNFA which […]

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March 2, 2017
Know Your Genes: MCT1 - “The Muscle Fatigue Gene”

The MCT1 gene is associated with the synthesis of MCT1, a molecule that transports lactic acid across the muscle cell membrane. Specific alleles of this gene are known to either increase or decrease the risk for fatigue and muscle injury after intense exercises. People with the T variant of the gene are associated with lower […]

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