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A European carotenoid database to assess carotenoid intakes and its use in a five-country comparative study

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  • M. O'Neill
  • Y. Carroll
  • B. Corridan
  • B. Olmedilla
  • F. Granado
  • I. Blanco
  • H. Van den Berg
  • I. Hininger
  • A.-M. Rousell
  • Dr Mridula Chopra
  • S. Southon
  • D. I. Thurnham
A food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and carotenoid database with information on α- and β-carotene, lutein, lycopene and β-cryptoxanthin was prepared and used to compare the carotenoid intakes in five European countries: UK, Republic of Ireland, Spain, France and The Netherlands. Eighty, age- (25–45 years) and sex-matched volunteers were recruited in each of the five countries. A FFQ and carotenoid database was prepared of the most commonly consumed carotenoid rich foods in the participating countries and the information was used to calculate frequency and intake of carotenoid-rich foods. The median total carotenoid intake based on the sum of the five carotenoids, was significantly higher (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Issue number04
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

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