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Association Between Body Weight and Hair Ultra-Trace Element Content in Adult Men
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Pages: 6-15
Year: Issue:  4
Journal: Guangdong Trace Elements Science

Keyword:  ultramicro elementsobesitylanthanumrubidiumantimonyzirconiumthallium;
Abstract: The primary aim of the current study is to investigate the association between hair ultra-trace element content,body mass index and age in adult men. A total of 55 men took part in the current investigation. The examinees were classified into three groups in accordance with body mass index values: normal weight,overweight,and obese. Occipital scalp hair ultra-trace element content( Ag,Au,Ga,Ge,La,Pt,Rb,Sb,Tl,W,Zr) in the obtained samples was assessed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Generally,the results of the current study show:( 1) Hair rubidium,antimony,thallium,and zirconium levels are significantly positively associated with body weight and / or BMI values;( 2) Hair lanthanum content is characterized by a significant interrelation with body weight,BMI and age values;( 3) No significant association was observed between hair gold,gallium,germanium,platinum,tungsten content and the parameters analyzed.
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