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Influence of Age, Gender and Duration of Diabetes on Serum and Urine Levels of Zinc, Magnesium, Seleniumand Chromium in Type 2 Diabetics in Calabar, Nigeria

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Author(s): Augusta Chinyere Nsonwu | Chinyere Adanna Opara Usoro | Maisie Henrietta Etukudo | Isonguyo Nathaniel Usoro

Journal: Türk Biyokimya Dergisi
ISSN 0250-4685

Start page: 107;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Type 2 diabetics | Age | Gender | Zinc | Magnesium | Selenium | Chromium

ABSTRACT
The study aimed to demonstrate the possible effect of some variables such as age,gender and duration of diabetes on the serum and urine levels of zinc, magnesium,selenium and chromium in type 2 diabetic subjects and a control group of nondiabetic individuals. Serum and urine zinc (Zn), magnesium (Mg), selenium (Se), chromium (Cr) and creatinine; fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and serum urea levelswere determined in 60 diabetic subjects of both genders aged between 40-75 years and 40 age matched non diabetic subjects from Calabar, Nigeria using colorimetric methods and atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS). Elderly diabetics (55-75) have significantly (p
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