Erythrocyte membrane fatty acid composition is related to overloaded plasma ferritin in Chinese males with angiographic coronary artery disease.

@article{Li2013ErythrocyteMF,
  title={Erythrocyte membrane fatty acid composition is related to overloaded plasma ferritin in Chinese males with angiographic coronary artery disease.},
  author={Zhongxia Li and Xinrui Li and Yuan Zhang and Xiang Yang Feng and Fang Yang and Dongfang Su and Jian Qiu and Wenhua Ling and Yan Yang},
  journal={Food & function},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 10},
  pages={1535-42}
}
Not only is iron deficiency an abnormal iron status, but iron overload is also harmful for human health. It has been reported that overloaded iron stores are positively associated with increased coronary artery disease (CAD) risk, which is called the "iron-heart hypothesis". Previous studies evaluating the relationships between fatty acids (FAs) and body iron status only focused on participants with iron deficiency. However, whether FA composition is related to overloaded iron remains unclear… CONTINUE READING