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Nutrición Hospitalaria

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YANG, Lijuan et al. Association between serum Fe levels and obesity: a meta-analysis. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.6, pp.2451-2454. ISSN 1699-5198.

The purpose of this study is to clarify the association between serum Fe levels and Obesity using a meta-analysis approach. We searched eligible papers on the relevance published between 2006 and 2014 from the PubMed and the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure. Review Manage software was used to collect and analysis the date cited in the papers.6 eligible articles with 934 subjects from 40 case-control studies were identified. Overall,polled analysis indicated that subjects with obesity had lower Fe levels than healthy controls [standardized mean difference (SMD) = -0.738,95%confidence interval (CI) = (-1.228,-0.247)]. Thus, dietary supplement of Fe is recommended to prevent obesity.

Keywords : Fe; Serum; Obesity; Meta-analysis.

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