AIM: In this study, it was aimed to examine the effect of macro element levels in drinking water on body composition of women aged 55-70.
METHOD: The study population consisted of 80 participants divided into three groups as normal weight, overweight and obese. The measurements of women body composition were performed with bioelectric impedance device. Sodium (Na), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), phosphorus (P), chlorine (Cl) and sulphur (S) levels of drinking waters were measured using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.
RESULTS: It was found that Na, Mg and Cl levels in drinking water showed statistically significantly positive correlations with weight and BMI fat mass of the women. However, K levels in drinking water showed statistically significantly negative correlations with above criteria.
CONCLUSION: According to given findings, it may be suggested that there is a relationship between Na, K, Mg and Cl level contents in drinking water and body composition of women aged 55-70.
Keywords: Obesity, drinking water, macro elements, body mass index, fat mass