[The vitamin status and indices of immunity in workers in the metallurgical industry in Zapoliar'e]

Vopr Pitan. 1991 Jul-Aug;(4):13-5.
[Article in Russian]


Some parameters of vitamin providing and immune status were studied in 133 workers and employees of metallurgic industry in Zapolyarie. The data obtained have evidenced that the contingent studied was insufficiently provided with ascorbic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B6, had low content of vitamin A and beta-carotene. Combined vitamin deficiency was recorded in 88.6% of 44 workers subjected to investigations. A total of 87.7% of persons with low vitamin levels had shifts in the immunity system. The highest disorders in the cellular immunity parameters were observed in subjects with polyhypovitaminosis. The results of the study have necessitated taking measures for correction of vitamin providing.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Immunity*
  • Male
  • Metallurgy*
  • Occupational Medicine*
  • Russia
  • Vitamins / blood*


  • Vitamins