Using plasma acute-phase protein concentrations to interpret nutritional biomarkers in apparently healthy HIV-1-seropositive Kenyan adults.

@article{Thurnham2008UsingPA,
  title={Using plasma acute-phase protein concentrations to interpret nutritional biomarkers in apparently healthy HIV-1-seropositive Kenyan adults.},
  author={D I Thurnham and Anne S W Mburu and David L Mwaniki and Erastus M Muniu and Fred Alumasa and Arjan de Wagt},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={174-82}
}
Inflammation influences the assessment of nutritional status. For example, inflammation reduces plasma retinol concentrations and vitamin A deficiency is overestimated. Conversely inflammation increases plasma ferritin concentrations and Fe deficiency is underestimated. Blood samples were obtained from 163 free-living HIV-1-infected adults, not on continuous medication, anti-retroviral drugs or micronutrients, not unwell and who had not reached WHO stage IV of HIV/AIDS. We used four markers of… CONTINUE READING

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