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Kooshki A, Gol Afrooz M. The effect of intake of macro and micronutrients on the blood pressure of type II diabetic patients in Sabzevar. Intern Med Today 2005; 11 (1) :34-37
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Background and Aim: Hypertension is a common and endangering disease in Diabetes, which affects 20% to 60% of diabetics. It seems that different nutrients affect blood pressure. This study is intended to examine the status of micro- and macronutrients intake and its effect on blood pressure in type II diabetics. Materials and Methods: 92 type II diabetic patients were randomly sampled from those who referred to Diabetes Clinical in Sabzevar, Iran. Their blood pressures were measured using Hg sphygmomanometer in sitting position, their nutritional intake were also recorded in a 24-hour questionnaire and Food recall. Data analyzed in food processor for each patient. The obtained data were statistically analyzed in SPSS using descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation coefficient Results: The patients mean age was 53±13 years their BMI was 26.98±4.82 mean systolic BP was 131. 03±19.28 and diastolic BP 77.01±6.67 mm/hg. Hypertension prevalence was 29.3% in subjects. Significant positive correlation was observed to exist between systolic BP and the intake of cholesterol, sodium, B3 and B5 and folic acid. However a significant negative correlation existed between diastolic BP and the intake of selenium zinc and copper. Conclusion: The findings indicated that negative effect of hypertention on diabetes must be reduced by the enhancement of public knowledge of diabetics and their families as well as inducing proper eating habits through permanent educational programs.
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Received: 2008/05/19 | Published: 2005/04/15

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