Re: Testing for high Iron


Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

 Nancy and Cass gave you good links to start reading. Here is a link to our latest paper https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6971364/ . Also see https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2019/10/24/iron-overload-horses-insulin/ .

The bottom line is that iron is a risk factor for IR but iron overload alone won't cause it, and correcting iron overload won't cure it. IR is genetic. It's a physiological body chemistry type. Many things can affect that physiology and it's looking like iron overload is one of them.

Ferritin is the part of the iron screen that only KSU can do.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001

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