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  1. No association between serum ferritin and asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis : the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study.

    Article - En anglais

    A possible association between body iron stores, measured as serum ferritin, and carotid arterial intima-media thickening was investigated in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study during 1990-1992 using a matched case-control design.

    For a 143-mug/liter greater serum ferritin concentration (the interquartile range), the odds ratio for cases with carotid intima-media thickening versus controls was 1.12 (95% confidence interval 0.97-1.30).

    However, there was no association (odds ratio=1.00) after adjusting for major cardiovascular risk factors.

    This analysis of carotid arterial intima-media thickening, a measure of early atherosclerosis, in relation to serum ferritin does not support the hypothesis that increased body iron stores increase the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Athérosclérose, Carotide, Homme, Epidémiologie, Ferritine, Fer, Etiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Atherosclerosis, Carotid, Human, Epidemiology, Ferritin, Iron, Etiology, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0273795

    Code Inist : 002B12B01. Création : 01/03/1996.