R A Silvestre-Mardomingo

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In the elderly, malnutrition is highly prevalent and a major contributor to increased morbidity and mortality. We aimed to evaluate the fat-soluble vitamin status and potential determinants in patients >65 years of age. Serum vitamins A, D and E were determined by liquid chromatography in 166 patients. Gender, age, season, hospitalization, nutritional(More)
CONTEXT Intoxication from vitamin D supplements has been rarely reported, but nowadays, it occurs more frequently. The presence of the C-3 epimer of 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) (3-epi-25-OH-D(3)) is highly prevalent in adults, although there is little information regarding its in vivo relevance, if any, especially under pathological conditions. OBJECTIVE Our(More)
INTRODUCTION Bioavailability is a critical feature in the assessment of the role of micronutrients in human health. Poorly bioavailable micronutrients like carotenoids may reach significant concentrations in the gastrointestinal tract where they may exert biological actions. PURPOSE We evaluated a simple collection protocol to determine vitamin A, E and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Post-menopausal women are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease and bone demineralization. Phytosterols (PS) may be used for hypercholesterolemia in some groups and β-cryptoxanthin (β-Cx) displays a unique anabolic effect on bone. Our aim was to assess the changes in cardiovascular and bone turnover markers from the oral intake of β-Cx(More)
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