Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

TABLE 4

Iron status in NAFLD patients

Mean ± SD (range) Cutoff value Prevalence in percent (95% CI)
Serum iron (μmol/l) 18 ± 5 (9–32) >25 10 (2–27)
Total transferrin (μmol/l) 61 ± 14 (33–118) <45 7 (1–22)
Transferrin saturation (%) 30 ± 8 (14–50) >33 30 (15–49)
Ferritin (ng/ml) 301 ± 304 (22–1581) >250 43 (25–63)
Heterozygosity for HFE 4 cases* 13 (4–31)
  • Prevalence given is of values outside normal range.

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    * All cases had a heterozygosity for mutation His63Asp.

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  1. Diabetes vol. 50 no. 8 1844-1850