Skip to main content

Table 1 Iron status indicators in Asian women participating in the iron absorption study

From: Natural selection on HFE in Asian populations contributes to enhanced non-heme iron absorption

Variable C/C (N = 10) T/T (N = 11)
Age (y) 22.8 ± 4.0(18-31) 21.2 ± 1.8 (18-24)
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 12.8 ± 0.8 (11.3-14.1) 13.3 ± 1.2 (11.1-14.7)
Serum ferritin (ug/L) 36.3 ± 28.3 (7-89.7) 36.7 ± 33.6 (7.4-124)
Serum transferrin receptor (mg/L) 3.2 ± 1.2 (1.7-5.0) 4.76 ± 1.81* (2.7-8.9)
Serum hepcidin (ng/mL) 17.8 ± 14.2 (1.4-38.5) 16.0 ± 16.7 (0.7-51.5)
  1. NOTE.—Data are expressed as the mean ± SD with the range in parentheses. Iron status indicators were measured in blood obtained 2-weeks post-dosing. Similar patterns were observed using data from the screening day and the dosing day. * indicates p = 0.021 in one-tailed Wilcoxon rank sum test between the two genotypes