geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C status are associated with leptin concentrations and obesity in Mexican women: results from a cross-sectional study


, : Zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C status are associated with leptin concentrations and obesity in Mexican women: results from a cross-sectional study. Nutrition & Metabolism 9(1): 59-59

The prevalence of obesity among Mexican women is high and it could be related to micronutrient status. We evaluated in a cross-sectional study the associations of zinc and vitamins A, C and E concentrations with BMI, central adiposity, body fat and leptin concentration. Women aged 37 +/- 7.5 years (n = 58) from 6 rural communities in Mexico were evaluated. Anthropometric measurements included weight, height, waist and hip circumference. A fasting blood sample was taken for the analysis of glucose, lipid profile, leptin, zinc, and vitamins A, C and E. Body composition was determined by DEXA (Hologic Mod Explorer). The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 36% (BMI > 25 Kg/m2) and 44% (BMI > 3 Kg/m2), respectively. Prevalence of zinc and vitamins C and E deficiencies were similar in obese, overweight and normal weight women. No vitamin A deficiency was found. Vitamin C was negatively associated with BMI, waist-to-height ratio, and leptin concentrations (p < .5). Vitamin A was positively associated with leptin (p < .5). When stratifying by BMI, % body fat and waist circumference, high leptin concentrations were associated with lower zinc and lower vitamin C concentrations in women with obesity (p < .5) and higher vitamin A concentrations in women without obesity (p < .1). Vitamin E status was not associated with any markers of obesity.Zinc and vitamins A and C are associated with obesity, adiposity and leptin concentration in women from rural Mexico, and may play an important role in fat deposition. The causality of these associations needs to be confirmed.

US$19.90

PMID: 22703731

DOI: 10.1186/1743-7075-9-59


Other references

Hafez, A.A., 1999: Towards different agricultural practices and treatments for increasing predatory insects in cotton fields. The effects of cultivating cotton surrounded by maize plants (A), successive applications of 10% sucrose solution (B), the recommended insecticides (C) and cotton only (D), under two nitrogen fertility levels (200 and 100 kg ammonium nitrate/fed),...

Ito, Y.; Tokudome, N.; Sugihara, T.; Takahashi, S.; Hatake, K., 2007: Does lapatinib, a small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor, constitute a breakthrough in the treatment of breast cancer?. ErbB/HER receptor or its signal transduction pathway is an attractive therapeutic target for breast cancer. Lapatinib, an orally administered dual inhibitor of ErbB1 (EGFR) and ErbB2 (HER2) receptor tyrosine kinases has shown promising results for...

Bab-Hadiashar, A.; Tennakoon, R.B.; de Bruijne, M., 2014: Quantification of smoothing requirement for 3D optic flow calculation of volumetric images. Complexities of dynamic volumetric imaging challenge the available computer vision techniques on a number of different fronts. This paper examines the relationship between the estimation accuracy and required amount of smoothness for a general sol...

Vo, K.T.; Horng, H.; Smollin, C.G.; Benowitz, N.L., 2016: Severe Carisoprodol Withdrawal After a 14-Year Addiction and Acute Overdose. Carisoprodol, a centrally acting muscle relaxant with a high abuse potential, has barbiturate-like properties at the GABA-A receptor, leading to central nervous system depression and desired effects. Its tolerance and dependence has been previousl...

Black L.T., 1983: Some problems in interpretation of aleut prehistory. Current American [USA] interpretations of Aleut prehistory, derived mainly from archaeological data, which stand in marked contrast to interpretations based on ethnographic and ethnohistorical data and to those offered by Soviet archaeologists are...

Dobson, W.J.; Mccurdy, H.D., 1979: The function of fimbriae in myxococcus xanthus 1. purification and properties of myxococcus xanthus fimbriae. M. xanthus fimbriae were purified and characterized as part of a study of the function of fimbriae in this prokaryote. M. xanthus produced 2 types of fimbriae, flaccid (F) and rigid (R), on the basis of EM. F and R fimbriae differed slightly in th...

Wang, J-Hua.; Lin, G.; Yan, Z-Ping.; Wang, X-Lin.; Cheng, J-Ming.; Li, M-Quan., 2002: Stage II surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma after TAE:a report of 38 cases. AIM:To evaluate the curative effect of stageII surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma after TAE.METHODS:Thirty-eight patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma were treated by transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE).When the siz...

Trueland, J., 2016: 'You're looking well!'. Visiting her mother in hospital some years ago, Jill Fraser noticed something different - she'd had her hair done for the first time since experiencing a major brain haemorrhage. It made all the difference in the world.

Cao-Wei; Li-Yan; Wang-Shu-Liang; Yu-Xing-Hua; Zhu-Cai-Xia; Liu-Tong-Yan, 2007: Community type and species diversity of broadleaved-Korean pine mixed forest in Northeast China. In this paper, the community types of broadleaved-Korean pine mixed forest in Northeast China were identified, and the groups of tree relationship were established based on TWINSPAN. The species diversities at 4 locations in Northeast China, i.e.,...

Kim, J.K.; Kim, D.J., 2015: The risk factors associated with subluxation of the distal interphalangeal joint in mallet fracture. Surgical fixation is recommended when a mallet fracture involves more than one-third of the articular surface of the distal phalanx. This recommendation originates from the idea that involvement of more than one-third of the base of the distal pha...