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Quantitative approaches to nutrient density for public health nutrition.
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PMID:  14641955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nutrient density, the vitamin or mineral content of a food or diet per unit energy, has long been a useful concept in the nutritional sciences. However, few nutritionists have applied the idea in quantitative, population-based nutrition planning and assessment. This paper discusses the conceptual issues related to the calculation of a nutrient density value that, if consumed, should meet the nutrient needs of most individuals in a population or sub-population, and outlines several methods for estimating this value. The paper also discusses the potential influence on the estimate's validity of factors such as skewed distributions and correlated energy intake and nutrient requirement.
Jeffrey R Backstrand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1368-9800     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nutr     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-03     Completed Date:  2004-04-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  829-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
Joint PhD Program in Urban Systems, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, 65 Bergen Street, 11th Floor, Newark, NJ 07107-1709, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Intake*
Food Analysis
Models, Statistical*
Monte Carlo Method
Nutritional Requirements*
Nutritive Value*
Public Health Practice
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