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Serum Hepcidin concentrations decline during pregnancy and may identify iron deficiency: Analysis of a longitudinal pregnancy cohort in The Gambia.

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Background

Antenatal anemia is a risk factor for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes and is prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. Less than half of antenatal anemia is considered responsive to iron; identifying women in need of iron may help target interventions. Iron absorption is governed by the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin.

Objective

We sought to characterize changes in hepcidin and its associations with indexes of iron stores, erythropoiesis, and inflammation a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3945/jn.116.245373

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM - Investigative Medicine Division
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Name:
Medical Research Council
Grant:
MC-A760-5QX00
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Name:
Department for International Development
Publisher:
American Society for Nutrition
Journal:
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Volume:
147
Issue:
6
Pages:
1131-1137
Publication date:
2017-04-01
Acceptance date:
2017-03-20
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EISSN:
1541-6100
ISSN:
0022-3166
Language:
English
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pubs:690839
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uuid:1f06984b-e0b2-46b6-8202-b451c981c101
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pubs:690839
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690839
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2017-07-04

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