Serum trace elements in obese Egyptian children: a case–control study

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BACKGROUND To date, only a few studies on child obesity concerned Trace Elements (TE). TE is involved in the pathogenesis of obesity and obesity related diseases. We tried to assess trace elements status [zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), selenium (Se), iron (Fe), and chromium (Cr)] in obese Egyptian children and their relationships with serum leptin and metabolic… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1824-7288-40-20

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