Dietary intakes of retinol, beta-carotene, vitamin D and vitamin E in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort.

TitleDietary intakes of retinol, beta-carotene, vitamin D and vitamin E in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJenab, M, Salvini, S, van Gils, CH, Brustad, M, Shakya-Shrestha, S, Buijsse, B, Verhagen, H, Touvier, M, Biessy, C, Wallström, P, Bouckaert, K, Lund, E, Waaseth, M, Roswall, N, Joensen, AM, Linseisen, J, Boeing, H, Vasilopoulou, E, Dilis, V, Sieri, S, Sacerdote, C, Ferrari, P, Manjer, J, Nilsson, S, Welch, AA, Travis, R, Boutron-Ruault, MC, Niravong, M, Bueno-de-Mesquita, HB, van der Schouw, YT, Tormo, MJ, Barricarte, A, Riboli, E, Bingham, S, Slimani, N
JournalEur J Clin Nutr
Volume63 Suppl 4
PaginationS150-78
Date Published2009 Nov
ISSN1476-5640
KeywordsAdult, Aged, beta Carotene, Diet, Diet Records, Diet Surveys, Educational Status, Energy Intake, Europe, Female, Humans, Male, Micronutrients, Middle Aged, Motor Activity, Prospective Studies, Sex Factors, Smoking, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe the intake of the fat-soluble nutrients retinol, beta-carotene, vitamin E and vitamin D and their food sources among 27 redefined centres in 10 countries participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.

METHODS: Between 1995 and 2000, 36,034 subjects (age range: 35-74 years) completed a single standardized 24-h dietary recall using a computerized interview software program (EPIC-SOFT). Intakes of the fat-soluble nutrients were estimated using the standardized EPIC Nutrient Database.

RESULTS: For all the nutrients, in most centres, men had a higher level of intake than did women, even after adjustments for total energy intake and anthropometric confounders. Distinct regional gradients from northern to southern European countries were observed for all nutrients. The level intake of beta-carotene and vitamin E also showed some differences by level of education, smoking status and physical activity. No meaningful differences in the nutrient intake were observed by age range.

CONCLUSIONS: These results show differences by study centre, gender, age and various lifestyle variables in the intake of retinol, beta-carotene, vitamin E and vitamin D between 10 European countries.

DOI10.1038/ejcn.2009.79
Alternate JournalEur J Clin Nutr
Citation Key10.1038/ejcn.2009.79
PubMed ID19888271
Grant List / / British Heart Foundation / United Kingdom
/ / Cancer Research UK / United Kingdom
/ / Department of Health / United Kingdom
/ / Medical Research Council / United Kingdom
/ / Wellcome Trust / United Kingdom