|African iron overload|
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Originally, this was blamed on ungalvanised barrels used to store home-made beer, which led to increased oxidation and increased iron levels in the beer. Further investigation has shown that only some people drinking this sort of beer get an iron overload syndrome, and that a similar syndrome occurred in people of African descent who have had no contact with this kind of beer (e.g., African Americans).
- Gordeuk V, Mukiibi J, Hasstedt SJ et al. (January 1992). "Iron overload in Africa. Interaction between a gene and dietary iron content". N. Engl. J. Med. 326 (2): 95–100. doi:10.1056/NEJM199201093260204. PMID 1727237.
- Gordeuk VR, Caleffi A, Corradini E et al. (2003). "Iron overload in Africans and African-Americans and a common mutation in the SCL40A1 (ferroportin 1) gene". Blood Cells Mol. Dis. 31 (3): 299–304. doi:10.1016/S1079-9796(03)00164-5. PMID 14636642.
- Barton JC, Acton RT, Lee PL, West C (2007). "SLC40A1 Q248H allele frequencies and Q248H-associated risk of non-HFE iron overload in persons of sub-Saharan African descent". Blood Cells Mol. Dis. 39 (2): 206–11. doi:10.1016/j.bcmd.2007.03.008. PMC 1986732. PMID 17490902.
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