Variation in Nutrient Intakes and Required Number of Days for Assessing Usual Nutrient Intake among Different PopulationsOck K. Chun* and Catherine G. Davis
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ock K. Chun, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Connecticut, 3624 Horsebarn
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Received Date: June 20, 2012; Accepted Date: July 17, 2012; Published Date: July 19, 2012
Citation: Chun OK, Davis CG (2012) Variation in Nutrient Intakes and Required Number of Days for Assessing Usual Nutrient Intake among Different Populations. J Nutr Disorders Ther 2:118. doi: 10.4172/2161-0509.1000118
Copyright: © 2012 Chun OK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Estimating the usual intake of a population is essential in the process of establishing the protective effects of nutrients against the development of certain diseases and assessing nutrient intake adequacy. A long term assessment of daily intakes is required to assess usual intakes; however, due to the cost and burden of this requirement, most studies employ shorter term assessments. Many limitations exist with dietary assessment tools which can alter the results and conclusions of intake data. This article was aimed to review on the variation of nutrient intakes and required number of days to assess usual nutrient intake status of diverse population groups based on previous publications.