Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: The study by Dr Jiang and colleagues1 does not address all potential factors related
to iron stores in women. First, plasma ferritin levels in women are approximately
one half of those in men, primarily because a third "labile pool" of stored
iron is present in women.2
Lane DM. Iron Stores as a Risk Factor for Diabetes in Women. JAMA. 2004;291(20):2428-2429. doi:10.1001/jama.291.20.2428-b