Detection of Zinc and Magnesium Deficiency in a Group of Female Students in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Arab International University

  • 19 Nov 2022
  • Ongoing Research - Pharmacy

Afraa Al Nokkari, Ahmad Kanameh


Post Graduate Studies & Research Council Meeting No. 1, 31/10/2022

Date of Acceptance


Deficiency of zinc and magnesium is a common disease in some societies due to the lack of these trace elements intake as a result of dietary habits. The moderate deficiency of these two elements may be subclinical or does not carry significant symptoms indicating their deficiency, but some essential processes in the body are affected significantly without linking this to this deficiency.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study where the study population will be 150 female students at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Arab International University, in the age group of 18-25 years. This study evaluates the levels of zinc and magnesium in the blood of these students.

A questionnaire will be filled out about dietary habits and the presence of a complaint related to the lack of these two elements, and then linked to the results of blood analyzes that will be conducted on blood samples to determine the level of the two elements in the students’ blood

It is expected to reach results that shed light on the percentage of those who suffer from the deficiency of these essential elements and thus encourage the rest to investigate the levels of these two minerals to take a complementary treatment and thus improve general health.