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Trace elements in obese Turkish children.
Biol Trace Elem Res 2011; 143(1):188-95BT

Abstract

The quality of the diet of obese children is poor. Eating habits may alter micronutrient status in obese patients. In this study, we determined the serum levels of selenium, zinc, vanadium, molybdenum, iron, copper, beryllium, boron, chromium, manganese, cobalt, silver, barium, aluminum, nickel, cadmium, mercury, and lead in obese Turkish children. Thirty-four obese and 33 healthy control subjects were enrolled in the study. Serum vanadium and cobalt levels of obese children were significantly lower than those of the control group (0.244 ± 0.0179 vs. 0.261 ± 0.012 μg/l, p < 0.001, and 0.14 ± 0.13 vs. 0.24 ± 0.15 μg/l, p = 0.011, respectively). There was no significant difference between groups regarding the other serum trace element levels. In conclusion, there may be alterations in the serum levels of trace elements in obese children and these alterations may have a role in the pathogenesis of obesity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20957449

Citation

Tascilar, Mehmet Emre, et al. "Trace Elements in Obese Turkish Children." Biological Trace Element Research, vol. 143, no. 1, 2011, pp. 188-95.
Tascilar ME, Ozgen IT, Abaci A, et al. Trace elements in obese Turkish children. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2011;143(1):188-95.
Tascilar, M. E., Ozgen, I. T., Abaci, A., Serdar, M., & Aykut, O. (2011). Trace elements in obese Turkish children. Biological Trace Element Research, 143(1), pp. 188-95. doi:10.1007/s12011-010-8878-8.
Tascilar ME, et al. Trace Elements in Obese Turkish Children. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2011;143(1):188-95. PubMed PMID: 20957449.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Trace elements in obese Turkish children. AU - Tascilar,Mehmet Emre, AU - Ozgen,Ilker Tolga, AU - Abaci,Ayhan, AU - Serdar,Muhittin, AU - Aykut,Osman, Y1 - 2010/10/19/ PY - 2010/01/10/received PY - 2010/10/05/accepted PY - 2010/10/20/entrez PY - 2010/10/20/pubmed PY - 2013/1/15/medline SP - 188 EP - 95 JF - Biological trace element research JO - Biol Trace Elem Res VL - 143 IS - 1 N2 - The quality of the diet of obese children is poor. Eating habits may alter micronutrient status in obese patients. In this study, we determined the serum levels of selenium, zinc, vanadium, molybdenum, iron, copper, beryllium, boron, chromium, manganese, cobalt, silver, barium, aluminum, nickel, cadmium, mercury, and lead in obese Turkish children. Thirty-four obese and 33 healthy control subjects were enrolled in the study. Serum vanadium and cobalt levels of obese children were significantly lower than those of the control group (0.244 ± 0.0179 vs. 0.261 ± 0.012 μg/l, p < 0.001, and 0.14 ± 0.13 vs. 0.24 ± 0.15 μg/l, p = 0.011, respectively). There was no significant difference between groups regarding the other serum trace element levels. In conclusion, there may be alterations in the serum levels of trace elements in obese children and these alterations may have a role in the pathogenesis of obesity. SN - 1559-0720 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20957449/Trace_elements_in_obese_Turkish_children_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12011-010-8878-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -