Paper Information

Title: 

CONSUMPTION OF VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS IN IRANIAN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS IS MORE THAN REQUIRED

Type: POSTER
Author(s): MOHAMMAD SHIRAZI M.*,TALEBAN F.A.Z.,GHAFARPOUR MASOUMEH
 
 *HUMAN NUTRITION DEPARTMENT, FACULTY OF NUTRITION AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY, SHAHEED BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, NO 46, ARGHAVAN ST., FARAHZADI BLVD., GHARB SUBDIVISION, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Name of Seminar: IRANIAN CONGRESS OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
Type of Seminar:  CONGRESS
Sponsor:  PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY SOCIETY, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Date:  2009Volume 19
 
 
Abstract: 

Background and objective: vitamin supplementation in multiple sclerosis (ms) patients is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine prevalence and dosage of vitamin supplements in ms patients.
Materials and methods: 150 ms patients were randomly selected from Iranian ms society patients. A questionnaire including personal and disease information, and a second one re vitamin supplements were filled out for each patient. The amount of vitamins ingested was calculated for each patient. Data was analyzed by spss (version 11) and student’s t test was used to compare mean vitamin intake with reference values.
Results: 93% of patients were using vitamin supplements. The most frequently used supplements were vitamin b1, vitamin e, multivitamins, vitamin d, vitamin b12 and vitamin c, respectively. Consumption of vitamins b1 and e in over half of the patients were more than recommended. Consumption of vitamins a and d, reached toxic levels.
Conclusion: frequency of vitamin supplement intake in our patients was higher compared to other studies (93% versus 16-24%). It seems prescribing vitamin supplements in ms patients should perform based on the patients’ need and amount of vitamins ingested from food to avoid over-consumption or toxicity.

 
Keyword(s): VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, IRAN
 
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