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Serum Selenium and Glutathione Peroxidase in Patients with Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Author(s): Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan | Andrew Taylor | Susan Lanham-New | David J. Lamb | Mohsen Azimi Nezhad | Seyyed Mohammad Reza Kazemi-Bajestani | Fahimeh Ghafouri | Callum Livingstone | Tim Wang | Gordon A.A. Ferns

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
ISSN 1680-5194

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 112;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Selenium | GPx | obesity and metabolic syndrome

There are limited data on the relationship between antioxidant status and features of the Metabolic Syndrome. We have determined the serum selenium and glutathione peroxidase concentrations in Caucasian patients with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Patients (n = 237) were recruited from Cardiovascular risk management clinics at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. Individuals who were non-obese, without a history of coronary disease and who were not on any prescribed medication (n = 135) were recruited from staff of the university and hospital. All data were adjusted for age and gender using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Overall, clinic patients had a significantly higher dietary intake of total fat, protein and selenium compared with the healthy individuals. Patients also had a significantly higher serum selenium (1.08±0.23 umol/L, p

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