Relationships among iron absorption, percent saturation of plasma trasnferrin and serum ferritin concentration in humans.
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SF stands for Serum Ferritin Concentration
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Serum ferritin concentrations have been reported to be higher in postmenopausal women compared to premenopausal women, in part due to cessation of menses (37).
The prevalence of iron deficiency is usually detected by low serum ferritin concentrations while iron deficiency anaemia is typically diagnosed by haemoglobin concentrations, accompanied by biochemical evidence of iron deficiency such as low serum ferritin concentration .
Hepcidin-25 concentrations in these 100 individuals were also compared with serum ferritin concentrations (Fig.
Treatments with praziquantel alone or in combination with iron supplementation were able to increase hemoglobin and serum ferritin concentrations of those children.
However, subsequent prospective studies failed to find an association between serum ferritin concentration and coronary heart disease and a recent meta-analysis of the prospective studies could not support the existence of a strongly positive association between iron status and coronary heart disease (3).
Various effects have been reported for TNF-[alpha] -308A allele carrier status in hemochromatosis, including lower prevalence of liver cirrhosis (33), no effect on liver cirrhosis, siderosis, or serum ferritin concentration (34), and slightly increased collagen concentrations in liver tissue (35).
During normal pregnancy, serum ferritin concentrations decrease with advancing gestation to reach a nadir at the third trimester (4).