Table 3

Changes in iron status during a 7-day winter military training exercise
Baseline PRE POST Effect
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 14.7 ± 0.8a 14.5 ± 0.9a 14.1 ± 0.9b T
Ferritin (ng/mL) 109.2 ± 44.1a 137.0 ± 54.5b 133.0 ± 55.2b T
sTfR (nmol/L) 18.9 ± 4.2a 18.7 ± 3.8a 18.7 ± 3.2a
Hepcidin (ng/mL) 6.5 ± 3.5a 6.8 ± 4.1a 10.2 ± 6.9b T
IL-6 (pg/mL) 9.1 ± 4.9a 7.9 ± 3.9a 14.5 ± 8.4b T

Data are means ± SD (n = 21). sTfR, soluble transferring receptor; IL-6, interleukin 6. T, main effect of time determined using repeated-measures ANOVA with post-hoc Bonferroni corrections for multiple comparisons. Means not sharing the same superscript are different, P < 0.05.

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McClung et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:141   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-141

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