Serum Hepcidin and Soluble Transferrin Receptor in the Assessment of Iron Metabolism in Children on a Vegetarian Diet

@inproceedings{Ambroszkiewicz2017SerumHA,
  title={Serum Hepcidin and Soluble Transferrin Receptor in the Assessment of Iron Metabolism in Children on a Vegetarian Diet},
  author={Jadwiga Ambroszkiewicz and Witold Klemarczyk and Joanna Mazur and Joanna Gajewska and Grażyna Rowicka and Małgorzata Strucińska and Magdalena Chełchowska},
  booktitle={Biological Trace Element Research},
  year={2017}
}
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of vegetarian diet on iron metabolism parameters paying special attention to serum hepcidin and soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) concentrations in 43 prepubertal children (age range 4.5–9.0 years) on vegetarian and in 46 children on omnivorous diets. There were no significant differences according to age, weight, height, and body mass index (BMI) between vegetarian and omnivorous children. Vegetarians had similar intake of iron and vitamin B12… CONTINUE READING
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