By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Research findings on Laboratory Research are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Jamshoro, Pakistan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The abnormal metabolism of metal ions plays an important role in health and disease conditions, and studies about them have been attracting significant interest. The aim of our study was to assess the trace metals (copper (Cu), iron (Fe), and zinc (Zn)) in biological samples (scalp hair, blood, urine) of 387 hypertensive males and females, age range 30 -60 years, from an urban population and 439 non-hypertensive subjects of same age group and residential areas."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Sindh, "The element concentrations were measured by means of an atomic absorption spectrophotometer after microwave-induced acid digestion. The validity and accuracy was checked by conventional wet acid digestion method, using certified reference materials. The overall recoveries of all elements were found in the range of 95.2 -98.7 % of certified values. The results indicated significantly lower levels of Cu, Fe, and Zn in the biological samples (blood and scalp hair) of hypertensive patients when compared to referents of both genders while the levels of these elements was found to be high in urine samples of hypertensive patients as compared to referents. The deficiency of Cu, Fe, and Zn may be synergistic with risk factors associated with hypertension."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These data present guidance to clinicians and other professionals who will be investigating the deficiency of essential micronutrients in biological samples (scalp hair, serum, and blood) of hypertensive patients."
For more information on this research see: Distribution of copper, iron, and zinc in biological samples of Pakistani hypertensive patients and referent subjects of different age groups. Clinical Laboratory, 2013;59(9-10):959-67 (see also Laboratory Research).
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.I. Afridi, Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro 76080, Pakistan. Additional authors for this research include T.G. Kazi, N. Kazi, F.N. Talpur, Naeemullah., S.S. Arain, K.D. Brahman, S.K. Wadhwa and F. Shah.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jamshoro, Pakistan, Laboratory Research.
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