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Selenium, Copper, Zinc and Hypertension: An Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2011-2016)
Hypertension is a major cardiovascular illness worldwide with many underlying causes. The role of trace elements selenium, copper, and zinc in hypertension is uncertain with only a few studies reported. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of these trace elements in hypertension. Method: Data from 6683 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) participants from 2011 to 2016 were analyzed using Statistical Analytical System (SAS, version 9.4) software for the roledoi:10.21203/rs.2.12017/v1 fatcat:ard6sceo7ne3xhfeq3m54n776i