Iwona Rotter

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Heavy metals may exacerbate metabolic syndrome (MS) but abnormal serum concentrations of bioelements may also co-exist with MS. The primary aim of the study was to assess the relationship of blood heavy metal and bioelement concentrations and MS, in men aged 50-75 years. Heavy metals-lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), tungsten (W),(More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). It is frequently heralded by speech disturbances, which are one of its first symptoms. AIM The aim of this paper is to share our own experience concerning the correlation between the severity of speech disorders and the PD duration, its severity and(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that individuals with metabolic syndrome (MetS) may be prone to developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but the direction of causality remains uncertain. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the association between BPH and MetS in men who were referred to surgery for BPH. We were interested in(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The developing brain of a child is extremely prone to damage resulting from exposure to harmful environmental factors, e.g. heavy metals. Intoxication of children's organisms with lead and cadmium affects their intellectual development. Even a relatively small amount of this metal in children's blood can lead to developmental(More)
PURPOSE Metabolic disorders, including MetS, obesity, and lipid disorders, may be related to genetic factors. Metabolic disorders are associated with decreased TS levels in aging men. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between FTO rs9939609, MC4R rs17782313, and PPARγ rs1801282 polymorphisms and the presence of MetS and its components,(More)
OBJECTIVE The evaluation of relationships between the concentrations of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and total testosterone (TT) and the occurrence of metabolic disorders, including metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHOD The participants were subjected to anthropometric measurements and were tested for DHEAS, TT, lipid parameters and carbohydrate(More)
AIM The study was to assess psychosexual functioning of women after breast cancer treatment, since this problem is very rarely discussed in Polish professional literature. METHODS Our study involved 103 women after breast cancer treatment. The questionnaire was based on the Likert scale, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the authors' own questions. (More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between serum adiponectin and leptin concentrations and body composition, hematological indices and lipid profile parameters in adults. The study involved 95 volunteers (BMI from 23.3 to 53 kg/m²). Anthropometric parameters were measured: body weight and height, waist and hip circumference,(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between serum magnesium (Mg) concentrations in middle-aged and older men, and the occurrence of selected metabolic and hormonal disorders. The study involved a total of 313 men aged 50-75 years, and who underwent standard anthropometric measurements. Also determined were blood serum Mg, lipid(More)
UNLABELLED Numerous studies show that changes occurring in a woman's organism during menopause may lower her quality of life. This study involved 630 healthy postmenopausal women from Poland. Its purpose was to assess their quality of life in relation to socio-demographic variables, medical data and personality profiles. The authors used the Short Form(More)