The studies’ abstracts

Effects of a hypocaloric, low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss, blood lipids, blood pressure, glucose tolerance, and body composition in free-living overweight women

Effects of a hypocaloric, low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss, blood lipids, blood pressure, glucose tolerance, and body composition in free-living overweight women

The purpose of the current study was to examine the effects of a very low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and biochemical parameters in overweight women. Twenty women completed an 8-week […]

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The study of nickel and chromium contents in dietary supplements supporting slimming

The study of nickel and chromium contents in dietary supplements supporting slimming

The market of dietary supplements develops extremely fast in the whole world, also in Poland. A great popularity is ascribed to preparations aiding slimming diet. The application of dietary supplements […]

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Dietary supplements and immunity-boosting food – a pilot study

Dietary supplements and immunity-boosting food – a pilot study

The customary eating habits often diverge from the desired ones. We observe numerous deficiencies, which can have consequences on the  intake  of  necessary  nutritional  elements  that  promote  good  health.  Many […]

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Vitamin supplements and the risk for congenital anomalies other than neural tube defects

Vitamin supplements and the risk for congenital anomalies other than neural tube defects

Randomized trials, supported by many observational studies, have shown that periconceptional use of folic acid, alone or in multivitamin supplements, is effective for the primary prevention of neural tube defects […]

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Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiulcer and analgesic activities of nettle (Urtica dioica L.)

Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiulcer and analgesic activities of nettle (Urtica dioica L.)

In this study, water extract of nettle (Urtica dioica L.) (WEN) was studied for antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiulcer and analgesic properties. The antioxidant properties of WEN were evaluated using different antioxidant […]

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