Iron profile in obese compared to normal children

Tabatabaei, F. and Sharif, M.R. and Kheirkhah, D. and Madani, M. (2016) Iron profile in obese compared to normal children. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20.

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Background: Obese children are not only prone to various diseases, but due to the higher-caloric and lower nutritional values of their diet are also exposed to different micronutrient deficiencies. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the iron profile in obese compared to non-obese normal cases. Materials and Methods: This Cross-sectional study was conducted on 200 children (5-15 years) during 2013-2014 in Isfahan. The case and control groups were consisted of 100 obese and none-obese children with no underlying diseases, respectively admitted to the pediatric endocrinology clinic. For all children serum iron, ferritin and total iron-binding capacity were measured. The data were analyzed using independent t-test and chi square tests. Results: Forty three and 24 of the children were suffering from iron deficiency in the case and control groups, respectively )P<0.004(. Among the obese children 88.4 of the obese cases with iron deficiency had a serum ferritin value of >15µg/L. Conclusion: Due to the increasing prevalence of iron deficiency among the obese children, screening for iron deficiency seems necessary in children and adolescents with high BMI.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 07 May 2017 12:03
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 14:56

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