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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2019, vol. 25, issue4
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2828
Published online: 16 December 2019

Original article

J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2828-2837;
Todorka Sokrateva1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Milka Nashar1ORCID logo, Ayshe Salim1ORCID logo, Tatyana Vlaykova2ORCID logo, Diana Ivanova1ORCID logo,
1) Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine and Nutrigenomics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyze whether the beneficial properties of sulfurous mineral water from Varna basin varied depending on the lifestyle.
Materials and Methods: Fifty healthy volunteers entered the 8-week intervention study with mineral water intake from selected sources. Plasma markers for lipid profile, inflammation and oxidative status were measured before and after the intervention period. Based on the self-reporting questionnaire, the participants were stratified into groups depending on their lifestyle habits related to nutrition, physical activity, cigarette smoking, and frequency of alcohol consumption. The levels of biochemical markers were analyzed in relation to the lifestyle variables.
Results: Significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of the Varna sulfurous mineral water were suggested, which seem to be independent of lifestyle habits. A potential of the water to improve the lipid profile in overweight subjects was also revealed.
Conclusions: Everyday consumption of sulfurous mineral water may affect metabolic processes and health in their crosstalk with lifestyle habits. In terms of precision medicine and personalized nutrition, we believe that the results from this study would be of interest to the society, policymakers, and healthcare professionals.

Keywords: sulfurous mineral water, lifestyle habits, human health, lipid profile, redox status, inflammation,

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Please cite this article as: Sokrateva T, Nashar M, Salim A, Vlaykova T, IvanovaD. Health effects of sulfurous mineral water may vary depending on lifestyle. J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2828-2837. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2828

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Todorka Dimova Sokrateva, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Nutrigenomics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University – Varna; 84 B Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd, 9002 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: sokrateva@mu-varna.bg

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Received: 17 July 2019
Published online: 16 December 2019

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