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Importance of seafood as nutrient source in the diet of Belgian adolescents.
J Hum Nutr Diet. 2007 Dec; 20(6):580-9.JH

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Regular seafood consumption is recommended in dietary guidelines. The aim of this study was to investigate the importance of seafood as a nutrient source in adolescents' diet and the extent to which seafood consumption can increase the intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin D.

METHODS

Consumption data recorded during seven consecutive days for 341 adolescents selected in Ghent (Belgium) were used to estimate the intake of vitamin D, linoleic (LA), alpha-linolenic (LNA), arachidonic (AA), eicosapentaenoic (EPA), docosapentaenoic (DPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acid.

RESULTS

The adolescents consumed on average 3.21 microg/day vitamin D, 11.7 g/day LA and 1.4 g/day LNA. The mean intakes of AA, EPA, DPA and DHA were 83.2, 55.9, 18.4 and 111.4 mg/day respectively. The major source of vitamin D was fortified margarine. Fats and oils were the main sources for LA and LNA. The intake of AA was mainly contributed by meat, poultry and eggs. Fish and seafood contributed for 84.1%, 59.3% and 64.4% respectively for EPA, DPA and DHA.

CONCLUSION

Flemish adolescents would benefit from increased seafood consumption, as this would lead to a higher intake of EPA and DHA as well as of vitamin D. Moreover, replacement of foods rich in saturated fat (SFA) by seafood products can help to reduce SFA intake.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health, and Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. isabelle.sioen@ugent.beNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18001379

Citation

Sioen, I, et al. "Importance of Seafood as Nutrient Source in the Diet of Belgian Adolescents." Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics : the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association, vol. 20, no. 6, 2007, pp. 580-9.
Sioen I, Matthys C, De Backer G, et al. Importance of seafood as nutrient source in the diet of Belgian adolescents. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2007;20(6):580-9.
Sioen, I., Matthys, C., De Backer, G., Van Camp, J., & Henauw, S. D. (2007). Importance of seafood as nutrient source in the diet of Belgian adolescents. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics : the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association, 20(6), 580-9.
Sioen I, et al. Importance of Seafood as Nutrient Source in the Diet of Belgian Adolescents. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2007;20(6):580-9. PubMed PMID: 18001379.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Importance of seafood as nutrient source in the diet of Belgian adolescents. AU - Sioen,I, AU - Matthys,C, AU - De Backer,G, AU - Van Camp,J, AU - Henauw,S De, PY - 2007/11/16/pubmed PY - 2008/2/2/medline PY - 2007/11/16/entrez SP - 580 EP - 9 JF - Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association JO - J Hum Nutr Diet VL - 20 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND: Regular seafood consumption is recommended in dietary guidelines. The aim of this study was to investigate the importance of seafood as a nutrient source in adolescents' diet and the extent to which seafood consumption can increase the intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin D. METHODS: Consumption data recorded during seven consecutive days for 341 adolescents selected in Ghent (Belgium) were used to estimate the intake of vitamin D, linoleic (LA), alpha-linolenic (LNA), arachidonic (AA), eicosapentaenoic (EPA), docosapentaenoic (DPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acid. RESULTS: The adolescents consumed on average 3.21 microg/day vitamin D, 11.7 g/day LA and 1.4 g/day LNA. The mean intakes of AA, EPA, DPA and DHA were 83.2, 55.9, 18.4 and 111.4 mg/day respectively. The major source of vitamin D was fortified margarine. Fats and oils were the main sources for LA and LNA. The intake of AA was mainly contributed by meat, poultry and eggs. Fish and seafood contributed for 84.1%, 59.3% and 64.4% respectively for EPA, DPA and DHA. CONCLUSION: Flemish adolescents would benefit from increased seafood consumption, as this would lead to a higher intake of EPA and DHA as well as of vitamin D. Moreover, replacement of foods rich in saturated fat (SFA) by seafood products can help to reduce SFA intake. SN - 0952-3871 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18001379/Importance_of_seafood_as_nutrient_source_in_the_diet_of_Belgian_adolescents_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2007.00814.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -