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Wilson Disease: Copper Toxicity That Can Damage Vital Organs

Wilson disease is a rare metabolic inherited disorder in which too much copper accumulates in the liver, brain, and other body organs and tissues. Like other metal metabolism disorders, levels of trace metals in the blood-in this case copper-build up to toxic levels. Due to a ceruloplasmin enzyme deficiency, the body doesn’t eliminate excess copper that you absorb from food. How Does Copper Affect the...

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