Capacity of the store-regulator in maintaining iron balance.

  title={Capacity of the store-regulator in maintaining iron balance.},
  author={Mary Sayers and German English and C S Finch},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  volume={47 3},
There is evidence that iron stores alter iron absorption to meet body iron needs. In this study, quantitative aspects of this regulation of iron balance are examined. Two male subjects, one with low and one with average iron stores, were given additional dietary iron over 500 days. Changes in iron stores were monitored by plasma ferritin measurements, and the ferritin estimate of stores was validated at the end of the study by bleeding to the point of iron deficiency. The subject with low iron… CONTINUE READING