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Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Santos A.F.S.,Departament of Internal Medicine | Santos R.D.S.,Departament of Internal Medicine | Foss-Freitas M.C.,Departament of Internal Medicine | da Cunha S.F.C.,Departament of Internal Medicine | And 2 more authors.
Nutricion Hospitalaria | Year: 2015

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/m2 and abdominal circumference (AC) of 99 ± 25 cm) and 9 control individuals (51 ± 16 years, BMI 26 ± 5 kg/m2 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. © 2015, Grupo Aula Medica S.A. All rights reserved.

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