[Compliance with bread fortified with vitamin D and calcium in elderly].


AIMS The bakery products fortifying is an option for vitamin D daily intake supplementation. Our study has proposed the evaluation of the community-based elderly compliance to the daily administration of vitamin D fortified bread. MATERIAL A group of 33 subjects between 58 to 89 years of age (71 +/- 6.9 years) who were living in a nursing home for elderly people, from Iaşi, Romania. DIET: The patients have received daily 100 g bund enriched with 125 mg (5000 UI) D3 vitamin and with calcium carbonate (320 mg of elemental calcium) during 12 months. METHOD We had used 22 items questioner for evaluation of the Vitamin D supplementation compliance to the daily administration of the vitamin D fortified bread at the institutionalized patients. RESULTS Patients compliance was very good, 75% of these eating daily the fortified buns, 18% one at two days and the rest of the patients two days in a week. 76% of the patients have consumed the entire bun, 9% of the patients 3/4, 12% of the patient half bun and 3 % of the patients a quarter bun. For 79% of the patients the taste of the bread was good and 21% has complained some deficiencies. By the declaration of the 60% of the patients, the general health status was better at the end of the study. CONCLUSION Alimentary supplementation through vitamin D and calcium bread fortification is a practical possibility for prevention of the population vitamin D deficit.

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@article{Costan2008ComplianceWB, title={[Compliance with bread fortified with vitamin D and calcium in elderly].}, author={Roxana Costan and Eusebiu Zbranca and Ioan Gotca and Diana Călătoru and Victor Costan and Veronica Mocanu}, journal={Revista medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti din Iaş̧i}, year={2008}, volume={112 4}, pages={951-4} }