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Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 2004, 55(1): 51-61

Ocena udziału witamin i składników mineralnych z suplementów w diecie osób starszych
[The assessment of the supplements contribution to vitamins and minerals intake by the elderly]

J. Kałuża, A. Bagan, A. Brzozowska

STRESZCZENIE
Spośród 206 osób w wieku 75-80 lat suplementy przyjmowało 42% badanych. Stosowana suplementacja prawie u wszystkich badanych uzupełniała niedobory witamin oraz składników mineralnych w dietach, z wyjątkiem wapnia. W zbyt dużych ilościach w stosunku do górnego tolerowanego poziomu spożycia stosowano witaminę A, witaminę PP oraz żelazo.

 

ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper was to assess the supplement contribution to vitamin and mineral intake in a group of 206 non-institutionalized elderly, aged 75 – 80 years, living in Warsaw district. Nutritional supplements were used by 42% of respondents, more often by women, persons with higher level of education, persons reported chronic diseases and users of medicines. Vitamin C ( taken by 70% of users), followed by vitamin PP (62% of users), B2 (61%), B1 and B6 (59%) and vitamin E (54%) were the supplements taken most often. Less respondents took supplements of minerals (magnesium 50% of users, iron – 44% of users and zinc – 36%). Taking supplements effectively balanced elderly diets in regard to almost all the nutrients, except calcium. Vitamin A, PP and iron were taken by the elderly in doses higher Tolerable Upper Intake (UL) what can display risk of adverse effect on health.

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