Biochemical impact of micronutrients on special patient status.

Abstract: this work has been carried out to investigate effects of chromium picolonat (Crpic), zinc sulfate (ZnSO4) and iron sulfate (FeSO4) on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Ten groups of rats each contains 6 albino rats were used. In group one, untreated rats were used. Diabetes mellitus was developed in the other nine groups by injecting the rats with streptozotocin (STZ, 40 mg /kg). The results of study indicate that Crpic and zinc supplementation improved insulin sensitivity and pathophysiogical parameters of an insulin resistant rat model. Supplementation of diet with chromium, zinc and iron improved liver function, kidney function, serum chromium, food efficiency and hemoglobin concentration. Thus, based on the results of this investigation it could be recommended that those three metals could be added to the diet of T2DM patients and patients suffering from anemia.

Publication year 2008
Availability location معهد بحوث تكنولوجيا الأغذية - 9 شارع الجامعة -جيزة-مصر
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Country Egypt
External authors (outside ARC)
    صفاء كامل حسن قنديل قسم الخبز والعجائن
Agris Categories Food additives
Trace elements.
Publication Type PhD Thesis