Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 19th, 2004
According to a study from Turkey, "Zinc and magnesium in serum, hair, and lens were determined in diabetic and nondiabetic patients who have been operated because of senile cataract. Both trace elements were measured by atomic absorption spectrometry, after acidic digestion of the lens and hair samples. Although there was no difference in serum, lens, and hair levels of magnesium between the two groups, the lens levels of zinc in diabetic patients (0.56±0.05 micromole/g dry weight) were significantly higher as compared with nondiabetic group (0.42±0.03 micromole/g dry...
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