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Food As Exposure: Measuring Dietary Intakes And Consumption Patterns

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780195172638
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865727 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.05
 Food As Exposure: Measuring Dietary Intakes And Consumption Patterns

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Measurement of dietary intake and consumption patterns is a complex area used to estimate exposure to specific foods, food groups, or nutritional components that may be associated with food-borne illness. This chapter describes methods of collecting dietary histories, national surveys providing consumption information, estimation of exposures, and applications to risk assessment.

Keywords: epidemiology; food safety; food-borne illness; exposure; diet; nutrition; food intake; consumption; assessment; microbiological organisms

Chapter.  7978 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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