Ana C Cepeda-Lopez, Javier Allende-Labastida, Alida Melse-Boonstra, Saskia JM Osendarp, Isabelle Herter-Aeberli, Diego Moretti, Ramiro Rodriguez-Lastra, Francisco Gonzalez-Salazar, Salvador Villalpando, and Michael B Zimmermann.


The present study evaluated whether weight and fat loss in obese subjects would improve iron absorption.

A 6-month prospective study design was used to assess inflammation, serum hepcidin, and iron absorption in 38 obese adults (32 female and 6 male) who had recently undergone laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Authors concluded adiposity-related inflammation is associated with a reduction in iron absorption in iron-deficient obese subjects. Fat loss may improve iron absorption in this population.


The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition



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