Key clinical point: The SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin suppressed hepcidin, a proinflammatory inhibitor of iron transport.
Major finding: Hepcidin plasma concentration fell from 265 to 215 ng/mL (P < 0.05) in dapagliflozin-treated patients.
Study details: A study of 22 patients with type 2 diabetes randomized to either dapagliflozin 10 mg daily or placebo for 12 weeks.
Disclosures: Dr. Ghanim had no disclosures related to the presentation.
Source: Ghanim HA et al. AACE 2018, Abstract 228.
Ghanim HA et al. AACE 2018, Abstract 228.