Why Does Iron Nutrition Matter?

Introduction While the role of iron in forming haemoglobin in red blood cells (required to transport oxygen around the body to produce energy) is widely understood, many people struggle to meet their iron requirements. This is something that can seriously dent performance during activity. This article attempts to answer two important questions: Why is iron… Read More

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Does Physiological Stress-induced Corticosterone Increase Heme Uptake?

Research Paper Title Physiological stress-induced corticosterone increases heme uptake via KLF4-HCP1 signaling pathway in hippocampus neurons. Abstract Iron overload has attracted much attention because of its adverse effect in increasing the risk of developing several neurodegenerative disorders. Under various pathologic conditions, a lot of heme are released. The aggregation of heme is more neurotoxic than… Read More

Ferritin Levels: Iron Deficiency & Overload

Research Paper Title Interpreting Raised Serum Ferritin Levels. Abstract A 60 year old businessman attended his general practitioner after an insurance medical examination at which abnormal liver function tests had been noted (alanine aminotransferase 70 IU/L (normal range 10-40 IU/L) and γ-glutamyltransferase 120 IU/L (normal range 0-37 IU/L)). He was otherwise fit and well and not taking regular medication. His… Read More