Bmj Usa: Letter


BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E50

This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

As of June 24, three rapid responses had been posted on concerning the paper by Rushton et al, along with a reply from the authors. Below we've reproduced a portion of one of the responses; the references have been omitted, but they may be found on the web (—EDITOR

Iron status in women of childbearing age

  1. Anne-Louise M Heath, postdoctoral fellow,
  2. Susan Fairweather-Tait, head of division,
  3. Mark Worwood, professor
  1. Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK
  2. Department of Haematology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK

    This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

    Editor—Rushton et al suggest that male reference ranges for ferritin and hematological parameters should be used when assessing iron status in women of childbearing age. However, the authors make some incorrect assumptions and fail to consider the …

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