Iron storage disease, or hemochromatosis, affects 10-15% of the population, and perhaps even more if you know how to diagnose it. Iron overload increases free radical damage via the Fenton reaction. Hepcidin is a hormone that regulates iron levels by increasing the absorption of iron. The is new research showing that at least experimentally it is possible to block hepciden and lower levels of iron and LDL cholesterol by increasing reverse cholesterol transport.
Iron is carcinogenic and cancer cells hoard it. Artemisinin is a possible treatment for cancer. Here is a link to this video: Artemisinin a Cancer Smart Bomb