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Table 4 Correlations of serum trace elements with lipid profile in the obese children and non-obese controls

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

  Obese children (n=80) Controls (n=80)
TGs TC LDL-C HDL-C TGs TC LDL-C HDL-C
Serum zinc −0.268 −0.454* −0.254 0.608** −0.056 −0.115 −0.098 0.197
Serum copper 0.193 0.038 0.078 −0.153 0.137 0.069 0.037 −0.067
Serum selenium −0.148 −0.197 −0.165 0.234 −0.091 −0.087 −0.165 0.184
Serum iron 0.094 0.158 0.186 −0.211 0.038 0.105 0.143 −0.178
Serum chromium −0.135 −0.118 −0.156 0.209 −0.112 −0.087 −0.068 0.149
  1. TGs, triglycerides; TC, total cholesterol; LDL-C, low density lipoprotein- cholesterol; HDL-C, High density lipoprotein- cholesterol. Values are Correlation coefficient r (Pearson’s Correlation analysis). *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01.