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Urinary loss of micronutrients in diabetic patients attending a tertiary hospital service

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da Silva Santos, Andressa Feijo [1] ; Souza Santos, Roberta Deh [1] ; Foss-Freitas, Maria Cristina [1] ; Carvalho da Cunha, Selma Freire [1] ; Marchini, Julio Sergio [1] ; Miguel Suen, Vivian Marques [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, Dept Internal Med, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: NUTRICION HOSPITALARIA; v. 32, n. 2, p. 678-682, AUG 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Background/aims: micronutrient deficiency may contribute to a poorer control of diabetes. Thus, the objective of the present study was to assess the urinary excretion of micronutrients in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: patients with diabetes and controls were assessed regarding food intake, anthropometry, urinary loss of micronutrients and compared by the nonparametric Mann-Whitney test (p<0.05). Results: nine diabetic volunteers (52+/-14 years, BMI 30+/-11 kg/m(2) and abdominal circumference (AC) of 99+/-25 cm) and 9 control individuals (51+/-16 years, BMI 26+/-5 kg/m(2) and AC of 90+/-13 cm) were studied. Higher iron excretion was observed in the diabetic group and higher magnesium excretion in the control group. Conclusions: the type 2 diabetic patients here studied did not show increased micronutrient excretion in urine when compared to controls. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/01101-7 - Glycosuria as a risk factor for nutrients loss in diabetics
Grantee:Andressa Feijó da Silva Santos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation