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Mohammed Najmadden, Speaker at Obesity Conference
Al-Kitab University, Iraq


Background: This study investigates the correlation between different adiposity metrics, such as total body adiposity (measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Circumference (WC)). with Insulin, Hepcidin, Ferritin, and glucose. Aim of the study the relationships between Insulin with Hepcidin and Ferritin in obese males.

Patients and methods: Ninety males were enrolled in the research investigation; forty Subjects were recruited for the study investigation. where have BMI 30 kg/m2 or more,  and overweight group with twenty subjects were have BMI between 25-30 kg/m2, and another thirty to the control group were have low BMI<25 kg/m2. The serum Hepcidin, serum fasting insulin, serum ferritin and fasting glucose was evaluated in each of studied groups.

Results The Obese group showed significant increase of the serum hepcidin concentration compared with the control group (4.65 ± 1.92 vs. 3.43 ±1.52, p = 0.015). No significant variations were observed among the three groups in terms of ferritin and glucose levels. The correlation coefficient (r) showed that Insulin values in obese group had negative association with ferritin level r= 0.61, indicating a high effect size (p =<.0001, 95 % Confidence interval = [-.78_ -.38]) no other significant correlation was noted in other groups and parameters.

Conclusions: Investigation of iron regulated cytokine hepcidin can be participated in future as iron deficiency marker in obese subject in conjugation with serum iron and serum ferritin.

Keywords: Obesity, Hepcidin, Insulin resistance, Iron deficiency.


Mohammed Najmadden is a highly skilled medical laboratory technician with over 7 years of experience, making significant contributions to the medical field. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Northern Technology University, Kirkuk (2015), and a Master's degree in Clinical Biochemistry from the College of Medicine, Tikrit, Mohammed has established a commendable reputation in the industry. Currently employed at Azadi Teaching Hospital in Kirkuk since May 2016, he excels in managing the modeling, planning, and execution of laboratory processes, showcasing adaptability to modern technology and expertise in quality control and calibration. With a strong commitment to academic growth, Mohammed actively participates in conferences and has a keen interest in teaching, leveraging his advanced degrees to enhance academic skills. Proficient in various computerized programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and SPSS, Mohammed is not only a laboratory management expert but also excels in staff leadership, development, and implementing innovative solutions to drive revenue and reduce costs. His dedication to continuous improvement and his extensive experience make him a valuable asset in the medical laboratory field.