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Vitamin and mineral intake of twelve adolescent male Kalenjin runners in western Kenya.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16619708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the diet of adolescent male Kalenjin runners in a boarding school setting was adequate compared to FAO/WHO recommendations. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design study. SETTING: Marakwet High School in western Kenya. SUBJECTS: A study of twelve adolescent male Kalenjin runners was carried out to determine their micronutrient intake. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Over a two-week period, samples of the main eaten food were collected for analysis of micronutrient distribution and a daily 24 recall interview performed to determine additional food intake. RESULTS: The estimated intakes were compared to recommended or suggested adequate daily intake (RSDI) by FAO/WHO. For vitamin A, pyridoxine, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin E, the intakes represented only 17%, 82%, 56%, 55%, 95%, and 65% of RSDI, respectively. In contrast, the intakes of thiamine. riboflavin, and niacin all met RSDI by 208%, 107%, and 131%, respectively. Similarly, the intakes of magnesium, iron, and zinc were 272%, 404%, and 122% of RSDI, respectively, while calcium and selenium were below, 47% and 49%, respectively. The daily intakes of phosphorous, copper, and chromium were estimated to 4214 mg, 1309 microg, and 79 microg, respectively. CONCLUSION: Total daily micronutrient intake of the twelve Kalenjin runners was far from adequate compared to FAO/WHO daily recommended and suggested adequate intake.
D L Christensen; J Jakobsen; H Friis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-19     Completed Date:  2006-06-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  Kenya    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet* / standards
Minerals / analysis*
Nutrition Policy*
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Vitamins / analysis*
World Health Organization
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins

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