The G277S transferrin mutation does not affect iron absorption in iron deficient women

Beatriz Sarria, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Ana M Lopez-Parra, Ana M Perez-Granados, Eduardo Arroyo-Pardo, Mark A Roe, Birgit Teucher, M Pilar Vaquero, Susan J Fairweather-Tait

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Iron deficiency anaemia is one of the most important nutritional diseases, with high prevalence worldwide. The G277S transferrin mutation has been implicated as a risk factor for iron deficiency in menstruating women. However, the subject is controversial and there are no data concerning the possible influence of this polymorphism on iron absorption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Nutrition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • Adult
  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Iron
  • Iron, Dietary
  • Middle Aged
  • Mutation
  • Pilot Projects
  • Polymorphism, Genetic
  • Risk Factors
  • Transferrin

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