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The Murdoch Children's Research Institute blog Featuring stories, opinons and news from our research team, patients and staff.

Many people are aware that low levels of iron in their body can lead anaemia, with symptoms such as fatigue. But few realise that too much iron can result in a potentially fatal condition.
Our laboratory research team found that a medication called resveratrol increases the amount of frataxin produced by cells. Resveratrol is a natural substance found in grapes and nuts and is also present in red wine.