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Table 5 Correlations of serum trace elements with glycaemia control parameters in 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)
Glucose Insulin HOMA-IR Glucose Insulin HOMA-IR
Serum zinc −0.326* −0.235 −0.469* −0.079 −0.063 0.096
Serum copper −0.105 −0.285 −0.163 −0.065 0.191 0.234
Serum selenium 0.203 0.119 0.635** 0.073 0.144 −0.208
Serum iron −0.181 −0.154 −0.148 0.134 −0.235 −0.265
Serum chromium 0.143 −0.268 −0.123 −0.078 0.156 −0.087
  1. HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance.
  2. Values are Correlation coefficient r (Pearson’s Correlation analysis).
  3. *P< 0.05; **P< 0.01.