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Diabetes Care. 1997 Mar;20(3):426-8.

Body iron stores are associated with serum insulin and blood glucose concentrations. Population study in 1,013 eastern Finnish men.

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Research Institute of Public Health, University of Kuopio, Finland.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study if there is an association between mildly elevated body iron and glucose homeostasis indexes.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

A cross-sectional population study was conducted in 1,013 middle-aged men, and an association of serum ferritin with concentrations of serum insulin, blood glucose, and serum fructosamine was tested.

RESULTS:

The mean concentration of fasting serum insulin was 21.6% higher (95% CI 7.3-37.9%, P < 0.001) in the 5th quintile of serum ferritin compared with the 1st quintile. The elevation in blood glucose was 6.1% (95% CI 2.3-9.9%, P < 0.001) and in serum fructosamine 3.9% (1.5-6.9%, P < 0.01).

CONCLUSIONS:

Mildly elevated body iron stores are associated with statistically significant elevations in glucose homeostasis indexes.

PMID:
9051399
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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