The aims of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey series are summarized, and the new National Diet and Nutrition Survey of people aged 65 years and over is explored, with particular emphasis on micronutrient intakes and status indices.
Mean nutrient intakes were generally satisfactory for most micronutrients, but intakes of vitamin D, Mg, K and Cu were low.
Intakes of vitamin D were far below the reference nutrient intake for people aged 65 years and over, and there was also biochemical evidence of vitamin D deficiency, for 8% of free-living and 37% of institution participants, attributed partly to limited exposure to sunlight.
A substantial proportion of people living in institutions had inadequate biochemical status indices, notably for vitamin C, Fe and folate.
Relationships between intake and status were close for vitamins.
Mineral intakes did not correlate well with currently used status indices.
Some intakes and indices, especially those of vitamin C, carotenoids, Na and K, were strongly correlated with socio-economic status and with north-south gradients in Britain. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Micronutriment, Consommation alimentaire, Surveillance sanitaire, Etat nutritionnel, Elément minéral, Vitamine, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Epidémiologie, Alimentation, Comportement alimentaire, Article synthèse, Personne âgée, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Micronutrient, Food intake, Sanitary surveillance, Nutritional status, Inorganic element, Vitamin, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Epidemiology, Feeding, Feeding behavior, Review, Elderly, Human
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Cote : 99-0457922
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 22/03/2000.