Robert Simoncic

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Selected vitamin (A, C, E, beta-carotene) and trace element (selenium, zinc, copper) levels were estimated in the blood of 67 vegetarian nonsmokers aged 34-60 years. The average period of lacto- or lacto-ovovegetarianism was 6.2 years. The results were compared with those of 75 nonvegetarians of the same age and living in the same region. Vegetarians had(More)
Plasma profile of polyunsaturated fatty acids, conjugated dienes of fatty acids (CD) in plasma, levels of vitamins C, E, A and beta-carotene, as well as plasma levels of trace elements (selenium, zinc, copper) were estimated in a group of 162 healthy lacto-vegetarians and lacto-ovo-vegetarians (non-smokers, aged 30-63 years, average period of vegetarianism(More)
Plasma profile of fatty acids was examined in a group of children consisting of 7 vegans, 15 lactoovovegetarians and 10 semivegetarians. The children were 11-15 years old and the average period of alternative nutrition was 3.4 years. The results were compared with a group of 19 omnivores that constituted an average sample with respect to biochemical and(More)
The relationships between non-specific inflammatory bowel disease and nutrition is considered. One of the hypotheses holds that environmental factors, especially those in dietary intake, can be the initiators of intestinal inflammation. In this connection authors examined a group of patients suffering from Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. Results(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance with increased insulin and C-peptide levels is the basis of the metabolic X-syndrome, so it is reasonable to expect them to be a good predictor of associated cardiovascular risk factors. MATERIAL/METHODS A total of 29 patients (21 postmenopausal women and 8 men) with type 2 diabetes mellitus (mean duration 14.6 years, 95% CI(More)