Cardiometabolic risk factors, iron status and hepcidin in obese individuals undergoing weight loss.

Dao, Maria.

Abstract: Background: Hepcidin is a hormone that regulates cellular iron export. Obesity is characterized by a state of low-grade chronic inflammation and elevated hepcidin both in circulation and adipose tissue. Chronic overexpression of hepcidin in obesity may lead to iron status impairment. The effect of weight loss (WL) through calorie restriction (CR) on hepcidin and iron status in obese adul... read more

Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
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