• Serum Erythroferrone During Pregnancy Is Related to Erythropoietin but Does Not Predict the Risk of Anemia

    28 days ago - By Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundMaintaining adequate iron status during pregnancy is important for the mother and her developing fetus. Iron homeostasis is influenced by 3 regulatory hormones: erythropoietin , hepcidin, and erythroferrone. To date, normative data on ERFE across pregnancy and its relations to other hormones and iron status indicators are limited.ObjectivesThe objective of this study was to characterize maternal ERFE across pregnancy and at delivery and evaluate the utility of hepcidin, ERFE, and EPO in identifying women with increased iron needs.MethodsERFE was measured in extant serum...
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