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Food patterns in the British isles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1888123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food supply statistics can show the general dietary pattern in European countries. However, their energy content is 50% or more above physiological needs, and because the wastage of each food will be different within a country as well as between countries, comparisons between their nutrient content and a country's mortality may be unreliable. The types and amounts of food brought into the home are closer to what people eat, and this paper describes the main dietary changes which have occurred in Britain at this level since 1970. During a time when life expectancy increased and mortality from coronary heart disease fell, the main characteristics of the diet remained British, but it became more pre-packaged. Many recent changes were in the direction advocated by nutritionists, but, because of a decline in sugars and starches as well as in fat, the proportion of energy derived from fat remained at about 42%. Intakes of several other nutrients also declined, but the ratio of polyunsaturated to saturated fatty acids doubled to 0.37.
D H Buss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of nutrition & metabolism     Volume:  35 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0250-6807     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Nutr. Metab.     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-10     Completed Date:  1991-10-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8105511     Medline TA:  Ann Nutr Metab     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Diet Surveys
Food Habits*
Food Supply*
Great Britain
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena

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