Assessment of iron status of Zairean women of childbearing age by serum transferrin receptor.

@article{Kuvibidila1994AssessmentOI,
  title={Assessment of iron status of Zairean women of childbearing age by serum transferrin receptor.},
  author={Solo R Kuvibidila and Lolie C. Yu and David L Ode and Rajashekharan P Warrier and V Mbele},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={603-9}
}
Soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), previously shown to be a sensitive indicator of tissue iron deficiency, was used to assess iron status of 104 Zairean women (69 lactating, 19 pregnant, and 16 nonpregnant, nonlactating women). Thirteen iron-sufficient female laboratory employees were also studied. Mean sTfR concentrations were higher in pregnant women (9.90 mg/L) than in lactating women (8.55 mg/L), nonlactating women (7.74 mg/L), and laboratory employees (5.11 mg/L) (P < 0.005). Mean serum… CONTINUE READING

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