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Zaid Al Attar, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Al-Kindy College of medicine / University of Baghdad, Iraq


Introduction: The World Health Organization considers anemia to be a worldwide public health issue. Weight gain may cause low-grade systemic inflammation and an increase in hepcidin, which causes iron to be sequestered in various cells such as macrophages, liver cells, and enterocytes. This can lead to anemia of inflammation.

Objective: The goal of this study is to see what impact a person's BMI has on various complete blood count parameters.

Materials and methods: A total of 200 overweight and obese people of various ages were studied in this cross-sectional research. They were allocated into overweight and obese categories based on their BMI, and several complete blood count data were recorded. Different blood parameters were compared between intergroups, and the relationships between body mass index and those values were computed.

Results: The prevalence of anemia was 26%. For anemic cases 71.2% are females and the residual are males. WBC count is higher in obese patients as compared with over weight. There is a defect in the management of anemia in obese patients.

Conclusions: There were effects of increasing body mass index on complete blood count parameters in terms of anemia and increased WBC count which reflect an underlying inflammatory mechanism. It is vital to reevaluate the management scheme for obese patients to focus and treat obesity related anemia.


Dr. Zaid has studied and awarded in medicine and surgery in 2001. He practiced medicine in Al_Khadimyah Teaching Hospital/Baghdad for 2 years. In 2003 commenced Msc study in pharmacology and been awarded the degree in 2005 from Al-Nahrain College of Medicine. He was lecturer in Al-Kindy College of Medicine /University of Baghdad till 2012 when he started PhD- pharmacology study in University of Liverpool/UK. He has been awarded the degree in 2017. Now he is an associate prof. at Al-Kindy college of Medicine/Dept. of pharmacology with 31 research article most of them are in scopus journals.