The anemia of ageing is not associated with increased plasma hepcidin levels.

Abstract

It has been proposed that the anemia of ageing may be caused, at least in part, by elevated hepcidin levels, representing a response to increased IL-6 levels. Using a recently developed immunoassay, we have measured the plasma hepcidin levels of eight patients with the anemia of ageing and sex- and age-matched controls, and found that the levels of hepcidin… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2008.06.005

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