Influence of the Indicators of Carbohydrate Metabolism on the Elemental Status


This study examined the elemental status of the hair and blood biochemistry of young men in the Orenburg region (n=38) with different glucose levels. Estimation of the element status was carried out through the study of the chemical composition of the hair by ICP-AES and ICP-MS. It was found that the studied serum parameters (Ca, Mg, Fe, P cholesterol, thyroxine, TSH and testosterone) were within normal values, and no statistically significant differences were obtained when comparing the groups. The concentration of chemical elements in the hair of the men in each group was in the range of physiologically acceptable values for this region. In the group with elevated glucose levels, there was a tendency for the men to have lower values of Ca and Mg, and higher levels of K, Na, P and a number of toxic elements (Al, Cd, Sn, Hg, Pb).

Keywords: elemental status, trace elements, diabetes mellitus, metabolism

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