Nutritional Advisory Units

In order to prevent disease, improve the health and education about proper and balanced nutrition, Counseling office for diet and nutrition is a part of CENM.

Adequate nutrition is a key factor in maintaining and improving health.
Many medical conditions either develop or are made worse by an improper or unhealthy diet.


Obesity is a field of long standing interest of our doctors-nutrition therapist in the health prevention area and also through the metabolic aspects of obesity. Their responsibilities include individual counseling of obese individuals or adolescents with eating disorders as well counseling adults with chronic diseases about nutrition and physical-activity habits. Individuals will be required to complete a brief medical history and 24 hour food recall prior to appointment.
The diet is based upon the patient’s medical and psychosocial history, physical examination, functional examination and dietary history. We combine the bio-chemical individuality of each subject with adequate food diet and nutritional supplementation in order to return the subject to a state of optimal health. Hyperlipoproteinemia and dislipoproteinemia are the main causes of atherosclerotic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, hepatic diseases and some localization of malignant diseases.

According to the previously, our Nutritional Advisory Units mentioned health programmers and medical nutrition therapy of lipid disorders in line with our long-term research in the field of nutrition. For five years, we have more than 1.500 consultations in advice in the field of healthy diet and medical nutritional therapy. We collaborate with newspapers and other media and with associations of citizens in order to promote of healthy nutrition.

The fields of consultations:

  • Treatment of eating disorders -diet regimens to assess nutritional status and biochemical parameters (using Body Shape Questionnaire – BSQ)
  • Diet therapy related to different patho-physiological states.
  • Hepato-gastroenterology counseling for nutrition in cooperation with the clinics.
  • Tips for feeding according to the fatty acid profile of serum and red blood cell-like biomarkers of fatty acid intake and changes in cell structure.
  • Counseling for nutrition in the prevention and treatment of malignancy (diet during radiation treatments, application of chemotherapeutic agents, interaction with food and immunosuppressive drugs).
  • Counseling for nutrition in renal (nephrotic syndrome, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis).
  • Obese patients receive and structured program of physical activity and adequate exercise in order to effectively weight reduction.


Danijela Ristić–Medić, MD, MSc, PhD spec. internal medicine
Gordana Petrović Oggiano, MD, MSc, PhD, spec. hygiene

The most important references:

1. 1.Ristić-Medić D, Vučić V, Takić M, Karadžić I,Glibetić M. Polyunsaturated fatty acid in health and disese. J Serb Chem Soc. (2012) doi: 10.2298/JSC130402040R
2. Ristić-Medić D, Takić M, Vučić V, Kandić D, Kostić N, Glibetić M. Abnormalities in the serum phospholipids fatty acid profile in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis – a pilot study. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2013 ; 53(1): 49–54
3. Gurinović M, Ristić-Medić D, Vučić V, Milešević M, Konić-Ristić A, Glibetić M. Acute coronary sindrome: Nutrition and cardiovascular disease. Acta Clinica 2013;13(1): 13-17
4. Ristić-Medić D, Peruničić-Peković G, Rašić-Milutinović Z. PUFA status and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in hemodialysis patients: pathophysiological aspects and clinical outcomes. Nutritional Therapy & Metabolism 2011,29(4):178-187
5. Petrović-Oggiano G., Damjanov V., Vučić V., Debeljak-Martačić Ј., Gurinović М., Glibetić М. The effect of free types of physical activity on the reduction of metabolic parameters involved in cardiovascular risk. Archives of biological sciences, Belgrade, 2009;61(3):367-374.
6. Ristic-Medic D, Suzic S, Vucic V, Takic M, Tepsic J, Glibetic M. Serum and erythrocyte membrane phospholipid fatty acid composition in hiperlipidemia: effects of dietary intervention and combined diet and fibrate therapy. General Physiology and Biophysics, 2009, 28: 190-199
7. Nikolic M, Ristic Medic D, Stanic D, Postic M, Arsic A, Niketic V. Dietary lipid intake influences the level of cholesterol bound to haemoglobin in human erythrocytes. European Journal of Nutrition 2008; 47: 123–130.
8. Perunicic-Pekovic GB, Rasic ZR, Pljesa SI, Sobajic SS, Djuricic I, Maletic R, Ristic-Medic D. Effect of n-3 fatty acids on nutritional status and inflammatory markers in haemodialysis patients. Nephrology (Carlton). 2007 Aug; 12(4):331-6.
9. Rasic-Milutinovic Z, Perunicic G, Pljesa S, Gluvic Z, Sobajic S, Djuric I, Ristic D. Effects of N-3 PUFAs supplementation on insulin resistance and inflammatory biomarkers in hemodialysis patients. Renal Failure, 2007; 29(3):321-9.
10. Ristic Medic D, Ristic V, Arsic A, Postic M, Ristic G, Blazencic Mladenovic V, Tepsic J. “Effects of soybean D-LeciVita product on serum lipids and fatty acid composition in type 2 diabetic patients with hyperlipidemia”, Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular diseases 2006; 16 (6):395-404

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