some interesting 2013 nutrition research (google scholar search terms: trace serum healthy controls)
SERUM CHROMIUM, MAGNESIUM AND ZINC LEVELS IN SUDANESE TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTShttp://journals.uofg.edu.sd/index.php/G ... e/view/299
There was a very significant difference in some serum trace elements level between diabetic and control groups. Serum magnesium and zinc were significantly lower in diabetic group compared with the control group (P= 0.014, P < 0.0001 respectively). Negative but not significant correlations were shown between Cr, Mg and Zn and serum glucose.
Serum trace elements in obese women with or without diabeteshttp://www.ijmr.org.in/article.asp?issn ... =Yerlikaya
The levels of Zn (P<0.001), Mn (P<0.05), Fe (P<0.05) were significantly lower and the level of Cu (P<0.001) and Cu / Zn ratio (P<0.05) were significantly higher in the diabetic obese women than those of the healthy women. Also, the levels of Zn and Fe were significantly lower and the levels of Cu were significantly higher in the non diabetic obese women than those of the healthy group. Serum Zn levels negatively and serum Cu levels positively correlated with anthropometric values in diabetic and non diabetic obese women. Further, serum Zn, Mn and Cr levels negatively correlated and serum Se levels positively correlated glycaemia control parameters in diabetic obese women. In addition, serum Zn levels negatively correlated with hsCRP in diabetic and nondiabetic obese females.
Association of serum Copper and Zinc levels with colorectal cancerhttp://feyz.hbi.ir/browse.php?a_id=1779 ... nr=1&hmb=1
The results showed that the serum Cu levels were significantly lower (P<0.01) in patients with CRC than the healthy controls, but no significant difference was observed between serum concentration of zinc in patients and healthy subjects. The concentrations of Zn in patients and healthy subjects were (68.38±44.76 vs. 142±37.61 ug/dl) and (84±53.51 vs. 140.37±63.43), respectively, in female and male subjects. Serum concentrations of Cu were (139±139.92 vs. 160.44±46.38 ug/dl) and (123.50±77.76 vs. 160.93±44.15 ug/dl), respectively, in female and male subjects. However, the Cu/Zn ratio increased significantly in both male (2.64±2.98 vs. 1.42± 0.88) and female (3.02±3.90 vs. 1.22±0.60) subjects.