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Figure 4: Effect of endogenous hepcidin on 2-h oral iron absorption test results. (a) To suppress the endogenous hepcidin expression, 10 rats were bled 1 mL of whole blood per day, 5 times a week (iron deficiency group). (b) To stimulate 20 rats, 4 mg or 12 mg of iron was administered through 2 mg of iron injection per day, 2 or 6 times a week (mild and severe iron-loading groups, n = 10 rats in each group). The controls were given only saline (n = 10 rats). *Significantly differs from the 2-h oral iron absorption test (2-h oral iron absorption test) results of the normal controls (P < 0.05)

Figure 4: Effect of endogenous hepcidin on 2-h oral iron absorption test results. (a) To suppress the endogenous hepcidin expression, 10 rats were bled 1 mL of whole blood per day, 5 times a week (iron deficiency group). (b) To stimulate 20 rats, 4 mg or 12 mg of iron was administered through 2 mg of iron injection per day, 2 or 6 times a week (mild and severe iron-loading groups, <i>n</i> = 10 rats in each group). The controls were given only saline (<i>n</i> = 10 rats). *Significantly differs from the 2-h oral iron absorption test (2-h oral iron absorption test) results of the normal controls (<i>P</i> < 0.05)