A market based of 91 food items was purchased in Northern Italy, based on a list taken from a food survey previously conducted in the same area. The food items from the survey were grouped into 14 categories. Food samples were collected, homogenized, and frozen for the analysis of both the nutrient content and the levels of mineral contaminants. The study design and decision processes behind the choice of type and quantity of each food are explained. The relative quantities of each food group were compared with those from two similar studies. Finally, energy, nutrients, and mineral contaminants obtained by direct analysis were compared with the calculations given on the food composition tables. The comparison between the analyzed and calculated data only showed marked differences in phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and copper intakes.
Study design of a total reference diet for a population in Northern Italy / S. Ciappellano, C. Roggi, C. Baggio, M.P. Lanza, D. Erba, L. Maccarini, F. Brighenti, G. Testolin. - In: ANNALS OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM. - ISSN 0250-6807. - 42:3(1998), pp. 127-137.
|Titolo:||Study design of a total reference diet for a population in Northern Italy|
CIAPPELLANO, SALVATORE (Primo)
TESTOLIN, GIULIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Food Analysis ; Humans ; Aged ; Nutrition Surveys ; Research Design ; Italy ; Eating ; Adult ; Food Contamination ; Population ; Middle Aged ; Diet ; Minerals ; Female ; Male|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000012726|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|