Journal of India
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Diet and Nutrition
Study data from R. Tupe et al provide new insights into diet and nutrition
July 13th, 2010
According to a study from Pune, India, "Populations subsisting on plant foods are believed to be at a high risk of mineral deficiencies."
"The aim of the present study was to examine the diet patterns of vegetarian adolescent girls for zinc adequacy and devise recipes to improve bioavailable zinc intakes Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 630 schoolgirls (10-16 y old) from Pune, India, from 2006 to 2007 Diet was assessed by a 24-h recall method on 3 random days Diet patterns were identified by principal component analysis Nutrient intakes were estimated using the cooked-foods database of our laboratory. Twenty recipes representing the diet patterns were...
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Source: Journal of India (2010-07-13)