Iron deficiency and obesity: the contribution of inflammation and diminished iron absorption.

@article{McClung2009IronDA,
  title={Iron deficiency and obesity: the contribution of inflammation and diminished iron absorption.},
  author={James P. McClung and J. Philip Karl},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={100-4}
}
Poor iron status affects billions of people worldwide. The prevalence of obesity continues to rise in both developed and developing nations. An association between iron status and obesity has been described in children and adults. The mechanism explaining this relationship remains unknown; however, findings from recent reports suggest that body mass index and inflammation predict iron absorption and affect the response to iron fortification. The relationship between inflammation and iron… CONTINUE READING

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