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A Screening Pilot Study on the Relation between Body Mass Index, and Heavy Metal and Mineral Levels in College Students

Obesity is a chronic metabolic disease identified by excessive fat deposition in the body with the highest risk of disordered lipid profile. Obesity and inappropriate lifestyles such as smoking and fake food not only influence blood lipids but also helps heavy metals and mineral be absorbed and adhered to the tissues with minimal disposal, that producing health problems with ages. A total of 49 female students (18-35 years old) included in this study to assess the relationship between body mass index, heavy metal, and minerals in university students. There is a strong correlation between BMI and potassium, where there is a positively weak relation between selected heavy metal and minerals and BMI. The increases in the presence of heavy metal and minerals in the present study not only depended in the BMI but also as a result of the rise in the effluent flow heavy metal from industrial units found in close nearness to rivers, oceans and seas have ended in an expansion in water bodies and seafood, fruits, vegetable crops and the food chain. That will need further investigation.


Asmaa Fathi Hamouda*, Ashraf Aly Moustafa Hassan, Ibrahim Abdu Khardali, Ibraheem Mohammed Attafi, Magbool Essa Oraiby, Mohammad Ahmad Attafi, Madyha Hassan Mahmoud, Samia Farag Allah Salem, Khaled Ali Yahya Sahli, Fawaz Yahya Hamdi, Hassan Abdu Ahmed Dohali

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