The Ca and P intakes of 148 pregnant and lactating women in a rural village in The Gambia, West Africa, have been estimated by direct weighing of food on a total of 4188 d. The Ca and P contents of local foods were determined by analysis of raw ingredients, snack foods and prepared dishes.
Information about the contribution of mineral-rich seasonings was obtained.
Efforts were made to discover unusual sources of Ca that might not be perceived as food by subject or observer.
The main contributors to daily Ca intake were shown to be leaves, fish, cereals, groundnuts and local salt.
Cow's milk accounted for only 5% of Ca intake.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gambie, Afrique, Milieu rural, Homme, Femelle, Lactation, Gestation, Alimentation, Phosphore, Calcium, Elément minéral, Nutrition, Surveillance sanitaire, Pays en développement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gambia, Africa, Rural environment, Human, Female, Lactation, Pregnancy, Feeding, Phosphorus, Calcium, Inorganic element, Nutrition, Sanitary surveillance, Developing countries
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0612967
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.