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Consumption and portion sizes of tree nuts, peanuts and seeds in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohorts from 10 European countries

Jenab, Mazda ; Sabate, Joan ; Slimani, Nadia ; Ferrari, Pietro ; Mazuir, Mathieu ; Casagrande, Corinne ; Deharveng, Genevieve ; Tjonneland, Anne ; Olsen, Anja and Overvad, Kim , et al. (2006) In British Journal of Nutrition 96(1). p.12-23
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Tree nuts, peanuts and seeds are nutrient dense foods whose intake has been shown to be associated with reduced risk of some chronic diseases. They are regularly consumed in European diets either as whole, in spreads or from hidden sources (e.g. commercial products). However, little is known about their intake profiles or differences in consumption between European countries or geographic regions. The objective of this study was to analyse the population mean intake and average portion sizes in subjects reporting intake of nuts and seeds consumed as whole, derived from hidden sources or from spreads. Data was obtained from standardised 24-hour dietary recalls collected from 36 994 subjects in 10 different countries that are part of the... (More)
Tree nuts, peanuts and seeds are nutrient dense foods whose intake has been shown to be associated with reduced risk of some chronic diseases. They are regularly consumed in European diets either as whole, in spreads or from hidden sources (e.g. commercial products). However, little is known about their intake profiles or differences in consumption between European countries or geographic regions. The objective of this study was to analyse the population mean intake and average portion sizes in subjects reporting intake of nuts and seeds consumed as whole, derived from hidden sources or from spreads. Data was obtained from standardised 24-hour dietary recalls collected from 36 994 subjects in 10 different countries that are part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Overall, for nuts and seeds consumed as whole, the percentage of subjects reporting intake on the day of the recall was: tree nuts=4 center dot 4%, peanuts=2 center dot 3 % and seeds=1 center dot 3 %. The data show a clear northern (Sweden: mean intake=0 center dot 15 g/d, average portion size=15 center dot 1 g/d) to southern (Spain: mean intake=2 center dot 99 g/d, average portion size=34 center dot 7 g/d) European gradient of whole tree nut intake. The three most popular tree nuts were walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts, respectively. In general, tree nuts were more widely consumed than peanuts or seeds. In subjects reporting intake, men consumed a significantly higher average portion size of tree nuts (28 center dot 5 v. 23 center dot 1 g/d, P < 0 center dot 01) and peanuts (46 center dot 1 v. 35 center dot 1 g/d, P < 0 center dot 01) per day than women. These data may be useful in devising research initiatives and health policy strategies based on the intake of this food group. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Tree nuts, peanuts and seeds are nutrient dense foods whose intake has been shown to be associated with reduced risk of some chronic diseases. They are regularly consumed in European diets either as whole, in spreads or from hidden sources (e.g. commercial products). However, little is known about their intake profiles or differences in consumption between European countries or geographic regions. The objective of this study was to analyse the population mean intake and average portion sizes in subjects reporting intake of nuts and seeds consumed as whole, derived from hidden sources or from spreads. Data was obtained from standardised 24-hour dietary recalls collected from 36 994 subjects in 10 different countries that are part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Overall, for nuts and seeds consumed as whole, the percentage of subjects reporting intake on the day of the recall was: tree nuts=4 center dot 4%, peanuts=2 center dot 3 % and seeds=1 center dot 3 %. The data show a clear northern (Sweden: mean intake=0 center dot 15 g/d, average portion size=15 center dot 1 g/d) to southern (Spain: mean intake=2 center dot 99 g/d, average portion size=34 center dot 7 g/d) European gradient of whole tree nut intake. The three most popular tree nuts were walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts, respectively. In general, tree nuts were more widely consumed than peanuts or seeds. In subjects reporting intake, men consumed a significantly higher average portion size of tree nuts (28 center dot 5 v. 23 center dot 1 g/d, P &lt; 0 center dot 01) and peanuts (46 center dot 1 v. 35 center dot 1 g/d, P &lt; 0 center dot 01) per day than women. These data may be useful in devising research initiatives and health policy strategies based on the intake of this food group.},
  author       = {Jenab, Mazda and Sabate, Joan and Slimani, Nadia and Ferrari, Pietro and Mazuir, Mathieu and Casagrande, Corinne and Deharveng, Genevieve and Tjonneland, Anne and Olsen, Anja and Overvad, Kim and Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Christine and Clavel-Chapelon, Francoise and Boeing, Heiner and Weikert, Cornelia and Linseisen, Jakob and Rohrmann, Sabine and Trichopoulou, Antonia and Naska, Androniki and Palli, Domenico and Sacerdote, Carlotta and Tumino, Rosario and Mattiello, Amalia and Pala, Valeria and Bueno-de-Mesquita, H. Bas and Ocke, Marga C. and Peeters, Petra H. and Engeset, Dagrun and Skeie, Gurie and Jakszyn, Paula and Ardanaz, Eva and Quiros, J. Ramon and Dolores Chirlaque, Maria and Martinez, Carmen and Amiano, Pilar and Berglund, Göran and Palmqvist, Richard and van Guelpen, Bethany and Bingham, Sheila and Key, Timothy and Riboli, Elio},
  issn         = {1475-2662},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {12--23},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {British Journal of Nutrition},
  title        = {Consumption and portion sizes of tree nuts, peanuts and seeds in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohorts from 10 European countries},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/BJN20061859},
  doi          = {10.1017/BJN20061859},
  volume       = {96},
  year         = {2006},
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