Title

Iron profile and hepcidin associated with oxidative stress and metabolic disturbances in pregnancy

Author

Karla Mariana Ortega López

ARACELI AMAYA CHAVEZ

ARACELI AMAYA CHAVEZ

Patricia Vieyra Reyes

Hugo Mendieta Zerón

Access level

Open Access

Summary or description

Background: A common problem during pregnancy is anemia and to reduce its prevalence the WHO and national guidelines recommend a prescription of 30 to 60 mg of iron/day. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of iron profile, hepcidin and oxidative stress in pregnant women prescribed with iron as a probable cause of metabolic disorders. Method: In this cohort study two groups were followed: A) women with low-risk pregnancy (WLRP), B) women with high-risk pregnancy (WHRP): women with metabolic disorders (dyslipidemias, GDM and high blood pressure). Oxidative stress enzymes, iron profile and hepcidin were measured in the second and third trimesters. Results: There were significant differences in hepcidin levels between WLRP and WHRP in 2nd (3.6 ± 4.2 vs 4.69 ± 3.23 P=0.005) and 3rd trimester (3.65 ± 3.44 vs 6.84 ± 5.14 P=0.02). The serum iron concentration had a negative relationship with catalase (-0.599; P=0.04) and a positive relationship with glutathione peroxidase (0.729; P=0.007). Conclusion: The iron serum levels increase could induce oxidative damage in pregnancy. Increased hepcidin is a useful biomarker for determining iron availability in pregnancy and its association with antioxidant systems.

Publisher

Institute of Medico-Legal Publications

Publish date

October 25, 2020

Publication type

Article

Source

0976-5506

Language

English

Relation

11

11

Audience

Students

Researchers

Source repository

REPOSITORIO INSTITUCIONAL DE LA UAEM

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52

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