Evaluation of Serum zinc levels and its correlation with obesity in type (2) Diabetes Patients

Authors

  • hla sudan tishreen university
  • Remal Asaad Tishreen University

Abstract

 This study was conducted on 129 adult diabetics patients at Tishreen university hospital (TUH) and the Diabetes center of Lattakia, Syria with 51 matched healthy subjects. The prevalence of obesity was higher in the diabetics group compared with healthy subjects. Serum zinc levels were evaluated in all subjects and the results showed that 31.78% (n=41) of diabetes and 9.80% (n=5) of healthy controls were found to be deficient in serum zinc levels. In addition, a significant negative correlation was identified between serum zinc levels and  HbA1C (r = -0.39, p<0.01), BMI (r = -0.618, p<0.05), body fat percentage (r = -0.67, p<0.001) and waist circumference (r = -0.264, p<0.05). therefore, this study demonstrated an association between decreased serum zinc levels  and poor glycemic controls observed in obese diabetes patients.   

 Keywords:

Serum Zinc levels , Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, Body Mass Index, waist circumference,  body fat percentage

 

 

 

 

 

Published

2023-03-01

How to Cite

1.
sudan hla, Remal Asaad. Evaluation of Serum zinc levels and its correlation with obesity in type (2) Diabetes Patients. Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2023Mar.1 [cited 2024Jul.16];44(6):295-303. Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/hlthscnc/article/view/12305