Effect of food groups intake on serum elements

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Effect of food groups intake on serum elements

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:45 pm

Effect of changes in food groups intake on magnesium, zinc, copper, and selenium serum levels during 2 years of dietary intervention
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 4FtqPkrLq4

selected abstract excerpts:

Two hundred thirty-one participants, a subgroup of the Dietary Intervention Randomized Control Trial (DIRECT) study (age = 52 years; body mass index = 32.8 kg/m2; 85% males) randomized to low-fat, Mediterranean, or low-carbohydrate diets in a 2-year dietary intervention trial were followed for serum concentrations determined using inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry. Changes in the intake of 11 food groups were evaluated by food frequency questionnaires.

At 24 months, serum elements were elevated mainly in the low-fat diet group, mostly by decreasing intake of snacks, sweets, and cakes: zinc (β = −0.570, p = 0.027), copper (β = −0.649, p = 0.012), and selenium (β = −0.943, p < 0.001). Also in this group, magnesium levels were elevated by increasing vegetable intake (β = 0.395, p = 0.041), copper by increasing fruit intake (β = 0.375, p = 0.025), and selenium by increasing consumption of bread, pasta, and cereals (β = 0.751, p = 0.011).
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