Micronutrient deficiencies - Hohenheim Consensus Conference

Biesalski, H. K., Brummer, R. J., Konig, J., O'Connell, M. A., Ovesen, L., Rechkemmer, G., Stos, K. and Thurnham, D. I. (2003) Micronutrient deficiencies - Hohenheim Consensus Conference. European Journal of Nutrition, 42 (6). pp. 353-363. ISSN 1436-6207

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Abstract

Objective:. The aim of this study was to consider the risk of micronutrient deficiencies and approaches for intervention, and to summarize existing knowledge and identify areas of ignorance. Design:. Experts from a range of relevant disciplines received and considered a series of questions related to aspects of the topic. Intervention:. The experts met and discussed the questions and arrived at a consensus. Conclusion:. Though healthy balanced diet is available for the general European population, a few defined groups are at risk of micronutrient deficiencies. In addition, the intake of specific micronutrients such as iron, folic acid, vitamin D and vitamin B12 are often marginal. To overcome these deficiencies, either selected micronutrients or a mixture of different micronutrients might be recommended. However, to define and detect micronutrient deficiencies, specific biomarkers are only available for a few micronutrients (e. g. vitamin D, folic acid, vitamin C, iron). The definition of a risk group, based on scientific data, might be an appropriate way to justify intervention with supplements.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 16:44
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 07:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/31780
DOI: 10.1007/s00394-003-0460-0

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