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Nutrients 2017, 9(3), 225; doi:10.3390/nu9030225

Micronutrient Status in 153 Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

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Nutrition Department, Rouen University Hospital, 76183 Rouen, France
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INSERM Unit 1073, 76183 Rouen, France
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Institute for Research and Innovation in Biomedicine, Normandie Université, 76183 Rouen, France
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Clinical Investigation Centre CIC 1404 INSERM, 76183 Rouen, France
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Received: 18 January 2017 / Revised: 23 February 2017 / Accepted: 27 February 2017 / Published: 2 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Eating Disorders, Diet-Related Diseases, and Metabolic Health)
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Micronutrient status in Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has been poorly documented and previous data are often contradictory. We aimed to assess micronutrient status in a large population of AN patients. The relationships between micronutrient status and body composition were also determined. Anthropometric, biochemical parameters and body composition data were collected at referral in 153 patients with AN (28.5 ± 11 years). At least one trace element deficit was observed in almost half of patients; the most frequent was selenium deficit (40% of patients). At least one vitamin deficit was observed in 45.7% of patients, mostly vitamin A and B9. Albumin, transthyretin and CRP were within normal range in most patients. No correlations were found between body composition and micronutrient status. Our study suggests that micronutrient status is often altered in AN patients, which may contribute to neuropsychiatric dysfunction. Monitoring of micronutrients and correction of deficits should be included in the routine care of AN patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: micronutrients; anorexia nervosa micronutrients; anorexia nervosa
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Achamrah, N.; Coëffier, M.; Rimbert, A.; Charles, J.; Folope, V.; Petit, A.; Déchelotte, P.; Grigioni, S. Micronutrient Status in 153 Patients with Anorexia Nervosa. Nutrients 2017, 9, 225.

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