Micronutrient deficiencies - Hohenheim Consensus Conference

Biesalski, Hans K., Brummer, Robert J., König, Jürgen, O'Connell, Maria A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0267-0951, Ovesen, Lars, Rechkemmer, Gerhard, Stos, Katarzyna and Thurnham, David I. (2003) Micronutrient deficiencies - Hohenheim Consensus Conference. European Journal of Nutrition, 42 (6). pp. 353-363. ISSN 1436-6207

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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
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Pharmaceutical Cell Biology (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Molecular and Tissue Pharmacology
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 15:44
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 02:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/31780
DOI: 10.1007/s00394-003-0460-0

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