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Food composition database harmonization for between-country comparisons of nutrient data in the TEDDY Study

Uusitalo, Ulla; Kronberg-Kippila, Carina; Andrén Aronsson, Carin LU ; Schakel, Sally; Schoen, Stefanie; Mattisson, Irene; Reinivuo, Heli; Silvis, Katherine; Sichert-Hellert, Wolfgang and Stevens, Mary, et al. (2011) In Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 24(4-5). p.494-505
Abstract
The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) Study aims at examining the associations between islet autoimmunity and various environmental exposures (e.g. diet) in Finland, Germany, Sweden and the United States (US). In order to produce comparable results from dietary assessments, the national food composition databases (FCDB) must contain mutually comparable food composition data. Systematic comparison (definition, unit of measurement, and method of analysis) of energy, protein, fats, carbohydrates, cholesterol, fiber, 13 vitamins, and 8 minerals was carried out among the FCDB of the four countries. Total fat, cholesterol, vitamin A: retinol equivalents and beta-carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, vitamin B-12,... (More)
The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) Study aims at examining the associations between islet autoimmunity and various environmental exposures (e.g. diet) in Finland, Germany, Sweden and the United States (US). In order to produce comparable results from dietary assessments, the national food composition databases (FCDB) must contain mutually comparable food composition data. Systematic comparison (definition, unit of measurement, and method of analysis) of energy, protein, fats, carbohydrates, cholesterol, fiber, 13 vitamins, and 8 minerals was carried out among the FCDB of the four countries. Total fat, cholesterol, vitamin A: retinol equivalents and beta-carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, vitamin B-12, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc are comparable across all four databases. Carbohydrates, fiber, sugars, fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin E: alpha-tocopherol, vitamin K, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, niacin, manganese, and copper are comparable or can be converted comparable at least across three of the databases. Vitamin E: alpha-tocopherol equivalents, will be comparable across all databases after Finland and Germany subtract tocotrienols from their values. Nitrogen values were added to the Swedish and US databases. After recalculation of protein from nitrogen (Sweden and US), and subtraction of fiber from the total carbohydrate (Finland) followed by recalculations of energy, these values will be comparable across the countries. Starch and folate are not comparable. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Diet, Nutrient, Food composition database harmonization, Food analysis, Diet study, Food data management, The Environmental Determinants of, Diabetes in the Young TEDDY Study, Food composition
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Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
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494 - 505
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10.1016/j.jfca.2011.01.012
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  abstract     = {The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) Study aims at examining the associations between islet autoimmunity and various environmental exposures (e.g. diet) in Finland, Germany, Sweden and the United States (US). In order to produce comparable results from dietary assessments, the national food composition databases (FCDB) must contain mutually comparable food composition data. Systematic comparison (definition, unit of measurement, and method of analysis) of energy, protein, fats, carbohydrates, cholesterol, fiber, 13 vitamins, and 8 minerals was carried out among the FCDB of the four countries. Total fat, cholesterol, vitamin A: retinol equivalents and beta-carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, vitamin B-12, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc are comparable across all four databases. Carbohydrates, fiber, sugars, fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin E: alpha-tocopherol, vitamin K, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, niacin, manganese, and copper are comparable or can be converted comparable at least across three of the databases. Vitamin E: alpha-tocopherol equivalents, will be comparable across all databases after Finland and Germany subtract tocotrienols from their values. Nitrogen values were added to the Swedish and US databases. After recalculation of protein from nitrogen (Sweden and US), and subtraction of fiber from the total carbohydrate (Finland) followed by recalculations of energy, these values will be comparable across the countries. Starch and folate are not comparable. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Uusitalo, Ulla and Kronberg-Kippila, Carina and Andrén Aronsson, Carin and Schakel, Sally and Schoen, Stefanie and Mattisson, Irene and Reinivuo, Heli and Silvis, Katherine and Sichert-Hellert, Wolfgang and Stevens, Mary and Norris, Jill M. and Virtanen, Suvi M.},
  issn         = {0889-1575},
  keyword      = {Diet,Nutrient,Food composition database harmonization,Food analysis,Diet study,Food data management,The Environmental Determinants of,Diabetes in the Young TEDDY Study,Food composition},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4-5},
  pages        = {494--505},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Food Composition and Analysis},
  title        = {Food composition database harmonization for between-country comparisons of nutrient data in the TEDDY Study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2011.01.012},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2011},
}