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[Diet and health. A survey of diet and health in women 40-50 years of age]

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Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1990 Mar 12;152(11):737-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-12-1990
Author
M. Stellfeld
P. Helms
Author Affiliation
Aarhus Universitet, Hygienjnisk Institut.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1990 Mar 12;152(11):737-9
Date
Mar-12-1990
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Age Factors
Denmark
English Abstract
Female
Food Habits
Health status
Health Surveys
Humans
Middle Aged
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Abstract
During the period 1980-1986, the Housekeeping Committees of the Danish Rural Institute carried out individual investigations of the diets of 513 women aged 23-50 years. Out of these, 124 were in the age group 40-50 years and this group was selected for health investigation. A Danish version of the Cornell Medical Index questionnaire with 138 enquiries about current and previous health conditions was sent to the 108 women who agreed to participate. All of these were visited in their homes by a doctor who reviewed the replies to the questionnaire and collected supplementary information for use in the diagnostic history. Only few cases of diseases of civilization were found and there were no cases of cancer. The current state of health was assessed summarily on the basis of the number of affirmative replies in the questionnaire. A statistical connection was found between the state of health and the combination of the fat-energy percentage and the vegetable roughage in the diet.
PubMed ID
2321295 View in PubMed
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The intake of vitamins and minerals by the elderly at home.

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Source
Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1983;53(3):321-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
1983
Author
L. Elsborg
J A Nielsen
U. Bertram
P. Helms
K. Nielsen
A. Rosenquist
Source
Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1983;53(3):321-9
Date
1983
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Avitaminosis - epidemiology
Diet
Energy intake
Female
Humans
Male
Minerals - administration & dosage
Nutrition
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Vitamins - administration & dosage
Abstract
In 403 elderly people residing in their own homes a dietary interview was undertaken with special reference to the intakes of vitamins and minerals. The group was randomly selected. The data were compared with the Recommended Dietary Allowances, Joint Nordic Recommendations and the absolute minimal necessary amounts. Intakes of folacin was low in 100% of the interviewed, intakes of cholecalciferol was low in 62% and in 83% intakes of pyridoxine was low as compared to the recommendations. The majority had sufficient amounts of ascorbic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, retinol and cobalamin from the diet. The intake of zinc was low in 87% of the interviewed, but risk of zinc deficiency might only be present in 0.5%. The intakes of iron and calcium was judged to be sufficient. The physiological needs of the elderly may, however, vary from the standards used here and recommendations with special reference to the elderly are in request. The conclusion is that the diet of the elderly, possibly with exception of folacin, is well above their absolute minimal requirements, but the margin towards malnutrition is small. This means that elderly people should be considered a vulnerable group with respect to the intakes of vitamins and minerals.
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6629671 View in PubMed
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