Effects of phlebotomy-induced reduction of body iron stores on metabolic syndrome: results from a...

30 May 2012Khosrow S Houschyar, Rainer Lüdtke, Gustav J Dobos, Ulrich Kalus, Martina Broecker-Preuss, Thomas Rampp, Benno Brinkhaus, and Andreas Michals

In patients with METS, phlebotomy, with consecutive reduction of body iron stores, lowered BP and resulted in improvements in markers of cardiovascular risk and glycemic control. Blood donation may have beneficial effects for blood donors with METS.

Randomized Controlled Trial
4 effects
6 weeks
64 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Blood Donation Selfcare risk & protective factor

Insulin Resistance Lymphatic outcome

Minor Decrease

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Blood Donation Selfcare risk & protective factor

LDL Lymphatic outcome
LDL
Lymphatic

Notable Decrease

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Blood Donation Selfcare risk & protective factor

Heart Rate Cardiovascular outcome
Heart Rate
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

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Blood Donation Selfcare risk & protective factor

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

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