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Issue 13 (3) 2014 pp. 301-307

Julita Reguła, Angelika Śmidowicz

Department of Human Nutrition and Hygiene, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland

Share of dietary supplements in nutrition of coeliac disease patients


Introduction. The aim of the study was to assess the intake of vitamins and minerals from the food ration and levels recorded after synthetic supplementation in patients following a gluten-free diet.
Material and methods. The study included a cohort of 25 individuals aged 20-54. Nutrient intakes were assessed based on a 24-hour diet recall interview and an original questionnaire prepared by the authors specifically for this study. Anthropometric measurements were recorded in order to assess the nutritional status of the patients.
Results and discussion. A low energy intake and an excessive share of fat were observed in daily food rations of coeliac disease patients. Uptake of most minerals with the diet was too low, while that of vitamins too high. Most participants declared the administration of supplements, which greatly contributed to the coverage of requirements for these nutrients.
Conclusions. It was observed that the administered supplementation was frequently unjustifi ed, which led to the allowances being considerably exceeded for many vitamins and minerals.

Keywords: nutrients, gluten-free diet, minerals, eating habits
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MLA Reguła, Julita, and Angelika Śmidowicz. "Share of dietary supplements in nutrition of coeliac disease patients." Acta Sci.Pol. Technol. Aliment. 13.3 (2014): 301-307. http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.AFS.2014.3.8
APA Reguła J., Śmidowicz A. (2014). Share of dietary supplements in nutrition of coeliac disease patients. Acta Sci.Pol. Technol. Aliment. 13 (3), 301-307 http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.AFS.2014.3.8
ISO 690 REGUłA, Julita, ŚMIDOWICZ, Angelika. Share of dietary supplements in nutrition of coeliac disease patients. Acta Sci.Pol. Technol. Aliment., 2014, 13.3: 301-307. http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.AFS.2014.3.8