SOURCES OF FAT IN THE NORTHERN IRISH DIET

AE EVANS, EE MCCRUM, R MCCLEAN, G SCALLY, D MCMASTER, CC PATTERSON

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    Abstract

    The Belfast MONICA Project carried out the joint European Economic Community WHO MONICA Project nutrition study (EURONUT) in 1985-1986 in 401 males subjects (45-64 years) using 3-day weighed records. This resulted in 356 reliable records which were analysed. The mean energy intake was 2369 Kcals (9.9 MJ) with 38 % of energy (including alcohol) derived from fat (16.5 % from saturated fat, 14.0 % from monounsaturated fat, 4.8 % from polyunsaturated fat), 14.2 % from protein, 43.2 % from carbohydrate and 4.0 % from alcohol. The mean total fat was 100.3 g (saturated fat 43.5 g, monounsaturated fat 36.9 g, polyunsaturated fat 12.5 g), with a P:S ratio of 0.32. The sources of the different kinds of fat and cholesterol are presented as cumulative percentages of the total. This is a useful way of identifying those foods which contribute chiefly to fat in the diet, and it should have important implications for the monitoring of progress towards meeting dietary guidelines.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)545-560
    JournalEpidemiology and Public Health
    Volume38
    Issue number5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1990

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