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Biochemical Indicators of Dietary Intake

Rob M. Van Dam and David Hunter

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Third edition

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199754038
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979448 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754038.003.0008

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Biochemical Indicators of Dietary Intake

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This chapter reviews the relationships between the intake of nutrients and foods and their corresponding biochemical indicators. First, it discusses some general principles of the relation between nutrient intake and biochemical indicators, which define the utility of these measures for epidemiological purposes. It then reviews aspects of study design, specimen collection and storage, and measurement relevant to the validity of biochemical indicators. Finally, it provides examples of specific biochemical indicators to assess intake of selected nutrients and food groups of current interest.

Keywords: nutrient intake; biomarkers; epidemiologic studies; food intake; dietary assessment

Chapter.  42586 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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