Evaluation of iron overload in healthy adult residents of Mexico City.

@article{BaptistaGonzlez2005EvaluationOI,
  title={Evaluation of iron overload in healthy adult residents of Mexico City.},
  author={H{\'e}ctor Alfredo Baptista-Gonz{\'a}lez and Fanny Rosenfeld-Mann and Roc{\'i}o Trueba-G{\'o}mez and Nah{\'u}m M{\'e}ndez-S{\'a}nchez and M. Ojeda Uribe},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={142-7}
}
BACKGROUND We described the effects of age, gender and body mass index (BMI) on the prevalence of iron overload (IO) in blood donors from Mexico City. METHODS A cross-sectional study of clinically healthy adults was performed. We evaluated serum ferritin (SF) concentration to allow us to establish groups with normal iron stores (SF >30 microg/L) and with IO (SF >200 microg/L and >300 microg/L for women and men), in the following ages groups: 18-29 years, 30-49 years, and 50-64 years, divided… CONTINUE READING