Low-fat diets are widely recommended to treat hyperlipidemia and obesity and to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, but concern has been expressed that they may not provide adequate calcium.
This study assessed the calcium intake of 247 women from Otago, New Zealand aged 50-65 y consuming a variety of diets.
Calcium intake was not reduced in women consuming a lipid-lowering or weight-reducing diet compared with nondieters.
Intake was also similar in women consuming<25-30%, or>33% of energy from fat, indicating that calcium intake is not specifically compromised in a low-fat diet.
The mean calcium intake of 754 mg/d was, however, below that recommended, with 80% of women receiving<1000 mg Ca/d and one-third<600 mg.
Thus, most women need to increase their calcium intake irrespective of dietary energy and fat intakes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Homme, Femelle, Postménopause, Régime alimentaire restrictif, Lipide, Régime alimentaire hypocalorique, Calcium, Consommation alimentaire, Etat nutritionnel, Alimentation, Nutrition, Elément minéral, Nutriment
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : New Zealand, Oceania, Human, Female, Postmenopause, Restricted diet, Lipids, Low calorie diet, Calcium, Food intake, Nutritional status, Feeding, Nutrition, Inorganic element, Nutrient
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Cote : 96-0088451
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199608.