Serum levels of trace minerals and heavy metals in severe obstructive sleep apnea patients: correlates and clinical implications

Asker S., Asker M., Yeltekin A. Ç., Aslan M., Demir H.

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.19, no.2, pp.547-552, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-014-1045-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.547-552
  • Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea, Trace minerals, Heavy metals, Carotid intima-media thickness, PULMONARY ARTERIAL-HYPERTENSION, OXIDATIVE STRESS, IRON-DEFICIENCY, ELEMENTS, MARKERS, NUTRITION, COPPER
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the present study was to evaluate the serum levels of trace minerals and heavy metals in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients and to investigate whether there is a correlation between levels of trace minerals and demographic and biochemical variables.