Medscape (2/5, Brooks, Subscription Publication) reports, “Men with iron overload due to hereditary hemochromatosis are at increased risk of developing dementia,” investigators concluded after analyzing data from the UK Biobank. That “large analysis showed that among men who had two mutations that cause hemochromatosis (HFE C282Y homozygotes), brain iron deposition was more marked in dementia-relevant areas, and they were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with dementia over a 10-year period than men who did not have these mutations.” The findings were published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (SOURCE: APA Headlines)