The impact of childhood obesity on iron deficiency and its relationship with hepcidin, leptin, interleukin-6

Seyrek B., Ornek Z., BATTAL F.

Izmir Dr Behcet Uz Cocuk Hastanesi Dergisi, vol.6, no.3, pp.179-184, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/buchd.2016.179
  • Title of Journal : Izmir Dr Behcet Uz Cocuk Hastanesi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-184


Objective: The relationship between iron deficiency, and obesity has been shown in recent years. The reason is thought to be the anemia of chronic disease caused by chronic inflammation originating from adipose tissue. Our aim is to determine the relationship between obesity and iron deficiency, the place of hepcidin in iron homeostasis, and inflammation occurring in obesity, and also demonstrate its effect of the parametres of iron metabolism in obese children.