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Relationship between soup consumption, folate, beta-carotene, and vitamin C status in a French adult population.
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PMID:  14639794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between soup consumption and folic acid, beta-carotene, and vitamin E and C status was assessed in adults who regularly consumed soup compared to those who did not or who were occasional eaters. Data were obtained for 2114 men and 2874 women living in France and participating in the SU.VI.MAX cohort, who reported twelve 24-hour dietary records during a two-year follow-up period. Six-point-seven percent of women and 8.7% of men were heavy consumers of soup (i.e., they consumed soup from 9-12 days out of 12 days). Respectively, 46 and 42.5% were regular soup consumers (3-8 days out of 12), and 47.3 and 48.8% were occasional or non-soup consumers (0-2 days or less out of 12). Total energy intake did not differ between soup consumers and non-consumers. In both genders, heavy consumers of soups had significantly higher intakes of carbohydrates and lower lipid intakes. Heavy consumers of soup had higher dietary intakes of folates, beta-carotene, vitamin C and, in men, of vitamin E. In heavy consumers, soups contributed 12.5% of total dietary intake of beta-carotene in men and 13% in women. For vitamin C, vitamin E, and folates, soups contributed to 4-5% of total vitamin intake. In heavy soup consumers, mean serum vitamin C levels were higher, but not significantly, than in occasional or non-soup consumers. This trend was also observed for red blood cell folate in women only. The present data suggest that consumption of soup may be beneficial in promotional programs to increase vegetable consumption, and may contribute to a balanced diet and a healthy nutritional status, and especially vitamin status, in the overall population.
Pilar Galan; Nathalie Renault; Meriam Aissa; Hamou Ait Adad; Brahim Rahim; Geneviève Potier de Courcy; Serge Hercberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift für Vitamin- und Ernährungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0300-9831     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Vitam Nutr Res     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-26     Completed Date:  2004-04-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1273304     Medline TA:  Int J Vitam Nutr Res     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
UMR 557 Inserm/Inra/Cnam, Institut Scientifique et Technique de la Nutrition et de l'Alimentation, Consérvatoire National des Arts et Métiers, 5 rue Vertbois, F-75003 Paris.
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MeSH Terms
Antioxidants / administration & dosage*,  metabolism
Ascorbic Acid / administration & dosage*,  blood
Biological Markers / blood
Cohort Studies
Double-Blind Method
Eating / physiology*
Energy Intake / physiology
Erythrocytes / drug effects,  metabolism
Folic Acid / administration & dosage*,  blood
Follow-Up Studies
France / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Nutritional Status / drug effects*,  physiology*
Statistics as Topic
Vitamin E / administration & dosage*,  blood
beta Carotene / administration & dosage*,  blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 0/Biological Markers; 1406-18-4/Vitamin E; 50-81-7/Ascorbic Acid; 59-30-3/Folic Acid; 7235-40-7/beta Carotene

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