The redox homeostasis of patients with inflammatory bowel disease is not balanced because of malnutrition and malabsorption. The seriousness of this illness often hinders the intake and use of bioactive agents. We have just a small amount of knowledge about how patients can get access to these important materials. The authors' aim was to edit a questionnaire, which can estimate, with large precision, the amount of fruit and vegetable consumption among a random-chosen group of IBD patients. We also thought that the measuring of tea, fruit-juice and wine consumption is also important in order to see whether the intake of these can help the intake of natural polyphenol, vitamin and trace elements, For this study 50 IBD patients (25 male, 25 female, 35-67 years) and 50 healthy people (35 male, 15 female, 25-47 years) were asked. During the completion of the questionnaire in 8 cases (5 male, 3 female) the provided data could not be accepted, because of inaccuracy. During this study, it became obvious that the intake of polyphenols was not enough if we focus on the average daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. Red wine cannot be considered efficient for replacing polyphenols, because more than the half of patients doesn't drink it at all, or drink it once or twice a month. From the aspect of drinking tea or eating fruits, the situation is much better. The participants' (92 people) consumption of vegetables and fruits is reduced to a small variety, which is not beneficial. Mostly used plants often caused different disorders, and that is why a controlled recommendation of polyphenol, vitamin, trace element and fiber would be favorable.
|Translated title of the contribution||Survays concerning the consumption of nutritional antioxidants in cases of inflammatory bowel diseases|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 11 2006|
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