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As distinct from total iron or non-heme iron intakes, heme iron intake has been consistently associated with a greater risk of colon cancer. A 2011 meta-analysis of 5 cohort studies found a significant and consistent but modest increase in the risk of colon cancer associated with high heme iron intake, with a risk of 1. 18 (1. 06– 1. 32) for subjects in the highest category of heme iron compared with the lowest (50).
My GI recommended that I get a liver biopsy and the results of that show that I have a 3+ out of 4 for iron content. My GI then ran some more blood work to check my total iron, iron binding capacity, % saturation, ferritin, and a DNA test to see if I have hemachromatosis. All the results came back normal and the DNA test was negative for the genetic mutations for hemachromatosis. Does anyone know what should be the next step in determining what I could have? I also have no symptoms and seem to be healthy other than the elevated levels and iron.