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Trace elements in the blood of institutionalized elderly in the Czech Republic.
Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2013 Mar-Apr; 56(2):389-94.AG

Abstract

Whole blood selenium, copper, zinc and manganese concentrations of 197 institutionalized senior citizens (46 males, 151 females) aged 61-100 years (mean age 83.6 years) were determined using atomic absorption spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry from two localities in the Czech Republic (Prague and Teplice) from 2009 through 2011. Geometric means (GM) of whole blood selenium (B-Se), copper (B-Cu), zinc (B-Zn) and manganese (B-Mn) levels were 74.0 μg/l, 941.0 μg/l, 5898.0 μg/l and 10.9 μg/l, respectively. Gender-related differences were found with significantly higher B-Cu levels in women and significantly higher B-Zn levels in men. The percentage of seniors with B-Se levels lower than 56 μg/l (which is equivalent to the critical value of 45 μg/l of Se in serum (S-Se)) was 8.6%. A negative correlation between age and B-Se levels was found. B-Zn positively correlated with serum albumin and prealbumin whereas a negative correlation between age and B-Zn was observed. Seniors with diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis had higher B-Cu and B-Mn levels, respectively, than those without these diagnoses. The elderly from Prague had significantly higher B-Mn concentrations than those from Teplice. We found no evidence of serious essential elements deficiencies or excesses in the seniors who participated in this study.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Research of Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. jolana.rambouskova@lf3.cuni.czNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23245729

Citation

Rambousková, Jolana, et al. "Trace Elements in the Blood of Institutionalized Elderly in the Czech Republic." Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 56, no. 2, 2013, pp. 389-94.
Rambousková J, Krsková A, Slavíková M, et al. Trace elements in the blood of institutionalized elderly in the Czech Republic. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2013;56(2):389-94.
Rambousková, J., Krsková, A., Slavíková, M., Cejchanová, M., Wranová, K., Procházka, B., & Cerná, M. (2013). Trace elements in the blood of institutionalized elderly in the Czech Republic. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 56(2), 389-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2012.11.002
Rambousková J, et al. Trace Elements in the Blood of Institutionalized Elderly in the Czech Republic. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2013 Mar-Apr;56(2):389-94. PubMed PMID: 23245729.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Trace elements in the blood of institutionalized elderly in the Czech Republic. AU - Rambousková,Jolana, AU - Krsková,Andrea, AU - Slavíková,Miroslava, AU - Cejchanová,Mája, AU - Wranová,Kateřina, AU - Procházka,Bohumír, AU - Cerná,Milena, Y1 - 2012/12/11/ PY - 2012/06/01/received PY - 2012/10/31/revised PY - 2012/11/03/accepted PY - 2012/12/19/entrez PY - 2012/12/19/pubmed PY - 2013/7/3/medline SP - 389 EP - 94 JF - Archives of gerontology and geriatrics JO - Arch Gerontol Geriatr VL - 56 IS - 2 N2 - Whole blood selenium, copper, zinc and manganese concentrations of 197 institutionalized senior citizens (46 males, 151 females) aged 61-100 years (mean age 83.6 years) were determined using atomic absorption spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry from two localities in the Czech Republic (Prague and Teplice) from 2009 through 2011. Geometric means (GM) of whole blood selenium (B-Se), copper (B-Cu), zinc (B-Zn) and manganese (B-Mn) levels were 74.0 μg/l, 941.0 μg/l, 5898.0 μg/l and 10.9 μg/l, respectively. Gender-related differences were found with significantly higher B-Cu levels in women and significantly higher B-Zn levels in men. The percentage of seniors with B-Se levels lower than 56 μg/l (which is equivalent to the critical value of 45 μg/l of Se in serum (S-Se)) was 8.6%. A negative correlation between age and B-Se levels was found. B-Zn positively correlated with serum albumin and prealbumin whereas a negative correlation between age and B-Zn was observed. Seniors with diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis had higher B-Cu and B-Mn levels, respectively, than those without these diagnoses. The elderly from Prague had significantly higher B-Mn concentrations than those from Teplice. We found no evidence of serious essential elements deficiencies or excesses in the seniors who participated in this study. SN - 1872-6976 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23245729/Trace_elements_in_the_blood_of_institutionalized_elderly_in_the_Czech_Republic_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -