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Phosphorus supply per capita from food in Japan between 1960 and 1995.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12171429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The awareness of phosphorus intake is important because hyperphosphatemia and hypophosphatemia both impair bone metabolism. Phosphorus consumption from food was obtained from values in the Food Balance Sheet (PBS) of Japan from 1960 to 1995. The amounts of phosphorus calculated from the FBS increased gradually from 1,243 mg/d in 1960 to 1,332 mg/d in 1975 and to 1,421 mg/d in 1995. This is explained by the increased consumption of cow's milk and milk products, meat, and chicken eggs. The main foods supplying phosphorus in 1995 were cereals, milk and milk products, fishes and shellfishes, and vegetables; their contributions were 24.4, 15.8, 14.2, and 10.9%, respectively. The phosphorus-to-calcium ratio calculated from the FBS was 3.51 in 1960, which decreased to 2.89 in 1975 and 2.44 in 1995. Therefore total phosphorus consumption in 1995 was presumably more than 1,500 mg/d when imported food containing phosphorus and the consumption of phosphorus-containing food additives in Japan are also considered. These findings suggest that the phosphorus consumption estimated from the FBS is increasing and that more attention should be paid to the maintenance of healthy bones in Japan, where the average amount of calcium intake is less than 600 mg/d.
Eiji Takeda; Kyoko Sakamoto; Kimi Yokota; Maiko Shinohara; Yutaka Taketani; Kyoko Morita; Hironori Yamamoto; Ken-ichi Miyamoto; Mitsuo Shibayama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0301-4800     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-12     Completed Date:  2003-03-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0402640     Medline TA:  J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo)     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine, The University of Tokushima, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones / metabolism*
Calcium, Dietary / administration & dosage
Food Analysis*
Food Supply
Nutritional Requirements
Phosphorus / metabolism*
Phosphorus, Dietary / administration & dosage*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium, Dietary; 0/Phosphorus, Dietary; 7723-14-0/Phosphorus

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