Association between Fat Distribution and Iron Status among Qatari Obese Adults

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  • Hafsa Faqihi
  • Omama Abou Aker
  • Walaa Mohammed

Schlagworte:

abdominal obesity, iron deficiency anemia, waist circumference, trunk fat %, Hemoglobin

Abstract

The prevalence of obesity in Qatar has reached an alarming rate. Also, high prevalence of iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) was observed in Gulf countries. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between fat distribution and iron status biomarkers in Qatari adults. Data were obtained from Qatar Biobank (QBB). The sample size consisted of 200 Qatari obese (male and female) aged 21-50 years free of chronic diseases. Subjects who fulfilled inclusion criteria were randomly selected. Collected data included anthropometric measurements (weight, height, BMI, waist circumference (WC), % total fat and % trunk fat) and iron status biomarkers (iron, ferritin, Hemoglobin (Hgb), RBC). A high statistically significant association (P<0.05) was observed between IDA and the increase in trunk fat. Results revealed a decrease in ferritin, Hgb, serum iron and RBC with an increase in % fat. There was a statistically significant correlation between the trunk fat% and iron status indicators: ferritin (r = -0.48), Hgb (r= -0.64). In conclusion, the present work is the first to demonstrate this association among Qataris. The results of this study reported a high prevalence of IDA among obese. Abdominal obesity determined by WC was correlated with iron biomarkers.

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Article:

Faqihi, H., Abou Aker, O., & Mohammed, W. (2021). Association between fat distribution and iron status among qatari obese adults , "forsch!" - Studentisches Online-Journal der Universität Oldenburg, 1, 193-196.

https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:101:1-2022011414372570825316

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Please cite this contribution as follows:

Faqihi, H., Abou Aker, O., & Mohammed, W. (2021). Association between fat distribution and iron status among qatari obese adults , "forsch!" - Studentisches Online-Journal der Universität Oldenburg, 1, 197.

https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:101:1-2022011414455646957544

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2021-12-30

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