Serum zinc levels lower in patients with CKD, on hemodialysis than controls

Compared with healthy controls, patients with chronic kidney disease or on hemodialysis have lower serum zinc levels more frequently than reported in daily clinical practice, according to data published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Further, researchers suggest that physicians measure zinc levels in patients more often.
“In the current study, we assessed the differences in serum zinc levels between healthy controls, CKD and hemodialysis (HD) patients. In addition, we assessed the differences in serum zinc pre- versus post-HD,” Anas Elgenidy, a faculty of medicine medical

Compared with healthy controls, patients with chronic kidney disease or on hemodialysis have lower serum zinc levels more frequently than reported in daily clinical practice, according to data published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition.
Further, researchers suggest that physicians measure zinc levels in patients more often.
“In the current study, we assessed the differences in serum zinc levels between healthy controls, CKD and hemodialysis (HD) patients. In addition, we assessed the differences in serum zinc pre- versus post-HD,” Anas Elgenidy, a faculty of medicine medical