This study targeted at investigating the possibility of association between blood boron (B) level and charbohydrate and lipid metabolisms and bone structuring metabolites and using B as an indicator of obesity and certain diseases as Diabetes Mellitus type II. 42 patients categorized under control, diabetic and obese diabetic groups of 14 subjects (7 male and 7 female) of different age volunteered in the study. Pronounced negative correlation was observed between serum B level and glucose level of female and male subjects in diabetic (r=-0.653; -0.567) and obese diabetic (r=-0.715; -0.748) and HbA1c levels in diabetic (r=-0.452; -0.367) and obese diabetic (r=-0.648; -0.542) groups but no meaningful relation could be established neither with insulin nor with HDL levels. Triglyceride values showed negative correlation in diabetic female (r=-0.483) and obese diabetic male (r=-0.612) groups and so did total cholesterol in diabetic (r=-0.412; -0.541) and obese diabetic (r=-0.578; -0.674) female and male subjects. Vitamin D levels in diabetic (r=0.350; 0.586) and obese diabetic (r=-0.241; 0.453) female and male subjects showed positive correlation. Findings indicated that B level can be a good indicator of diseases related with carbohydrate, lipid and bone metabolisms.
Ruken Esra Demirdogen