Effects of Iron Supplementation on Serum Hepcidin in Low Birth Weight Infants

@article{Berglund2011EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of Iron Supplementation on Serum Hepcidin in Low Birth Weight Infants},
  author={Staffan K Berglund and B O L{\"o}nnerdal and Bj{\"o}rn Westrup and Magnus Domell{\"o}f},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={70},
  pages={82-82}
}
Background and aims: The iron regulatory hormone hepcidin has not been studied in infants, who experience large physiological changes in iron status. The objective was to study hepcidin and its correlation to iron status in iron-replete and iron-deficient low birth weight (LBW) infants, a group at particular risk of iron deficiency (ID).Methods: We randomized 285 healthy LBW infants to receive three different levels of iron supplements; 0 (Placebo), 1, or 2 mg/kg/day, from 6 weeks to 6 months… CONTINUE READING