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Estimation of selenium intake in Switzerland in relation to selected food groups.
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PMID:  20835933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The selenium concentration in foods was analysed in order to identify principal sources of this trace element in Switzerland. Selenium intake estimations based on three different approaches were carried out. From the relationship between intake and serum/plasma concentration, the selenium intake was estimated to 66 µg day(-1). The second approach based on measured food groups combined with consumption statistics; and the third approach consisted of duplicate meal samples. With the last two methods, over 75% of the serum/plasma based intake was confirmed. Swiss pasta made of North American durum wheat was the food with the highest contribution to the dietary intake, followed by meat. The strong decrease in imports of selenium-rich North American wheat of the last years was not reflected in the present intake estimations. It appears that this intake loss was compensated by a consumption increase of other foods. Compared with former intake estimations, selenium intake seems to be in Switzerland nearly constant for the last 25 years.
J Jenny-Burri; M Haldimann; V Dudler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1944-0057     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2011-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101485040     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1516-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Federal Office of Public Health, Food Safety Division, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Diet* / trends
Diet Surveys / methods
Food* / classification
Food Analysis
Mass Spectrometry
Meat / analysis
Nutritive Value
Seeds / chemistry
Selenium / administration & dosage*,  analysis,  blood,  chemistry
Triticum / chemistry
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