冷冻食品中的化学物质含有扰乱电解质水平的神经毒素。电解质水平的改变会引起精神疾病。这项研究的重点是在脑癌(BC)患者和服用冷冻和罐装食品的对照组(CG)中发现抑郁症、痴呆、服用抗抑郁药和电解质改变的患病率。通过Mann-Whitney U检验比较两组的电解质水平。计算脑癌患者与对照组有特定发生或情况的比值比(OR)和相对风险(RR)。大部分(41.42%)患者来自33-57岁年龄组。男性52%，女性47%。与CG相比，痴呆(41%)和抑郁(6%)患者的发生率更高。94%的患者被发现患有痴呆。32%的患者钠含量低43%的患者钾含量低。 High levels of potassium (26%) were found in CG. 76% patients and 73% controls were taking canned food in moderation. 69% patients and 50% controls were taking frozen food in moderation. The potassium levels (p value: 0.00001) and sodium levels (p value: 0.01468) were found at significant difference in brain cancer patients and control group. Statistically significantly higher odds of outcome (OR>1) and increased relative risks (RR) were reported in dementia, depression and intake of anti-depressants for BC vs. CG. This epidemiological study reports hyponatremia as a significantly different parameter between brain cancer patients and controls. Food’s chemicals induce hyponatremia, which can disturb mental states to develop different neurological conditions.
Sana Khalid,Saman Shahid,Sajid Rasheed,Sadaf Iftikhar,Syed Shahzad Hussain,Aysha Ghayyur,Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry