Plasma levels of copper, manganese and selenium in an adult population in southern Spain: influence of age, obesity and lifestyle factors.

@article{Snchez2010PlasmaLO,
  title={Plasma levels of copper, manganese and selenium in an adult population in southern Spain: influence of age, obesity and lifestyle factors.},
  author={Cristina De Ram{\'o}n S{\'a}nchez and Maria Isabel Lopez-Jurado and Pilar Aranda and Juan Llopis},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2010},
  volume={408 5},
  pages={1014-20}
}
Copper, manganese and selenium are elements involved in protecting the body against oxidative stress. Determining their plasma level may contribute to assessing the health and nutritional status of populations. The aim of this study was to assess factors influencing copper, manganese and selenium plasma levels in an adult Mediterranean population and to identify groups at risk of deficiency. A cross-sectional survey was carried out in Andalusia, a region in southern Spain. Blood samples were… CONTINUE READING