Journal article

Relationship between serum zinc, HOMA2 parameters and glycemic status in a regional Australian hospital population

Sarah Lim, Ainsley M Robinson, Arup Bhattacharya, John Kilmartin, Abul H Milton, Md Rafiqul Islam

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM | IOS PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Previous studies demonstrated lower serum zinc among prediabetics and diabetics, compared to normoglycemics, however no current data is available for regional Australia. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the relationship between serum zinc, glycemic status and Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA2) parameters in a regional Australian hospital population. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients presenting to a regional Australian hospital between June-2004 and April-2017 was conducted. Patients ordered for fasting blood glucose (FBG)+serum zinc; or FBG+serum insulin; or FBG+serum zinc+serum insulin were included. Serum zinc, FBG, serum insulin, lipid profile, vitamin-D and demograp..

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