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Title: Consumption of vegetables, fruit and other plant foods in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohorts from 10 European countries.
Authors: Agudo, A
Slimani, N
Ocké, M C
Naska, A
Miller, A B
Kroke, A
Bamia, C
Karalis, D
Vineis, P
Palli, D
Bueno-de-Mesquita, H B
Peeters, P H M
Engeset, D
Hjartåker, A
Navarro, C
Martínez Garcia, C
Wallström, P
Zhang, J X
Welch, A A
Spencer, E
Stripp, C
Overvad, K
Clavel-Chapelon, F
Casagrande, C
Riboli, E
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Agudo,A] Department of Epidemiology, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. [Slimani,N; Casagrande,C; Riboli,E] International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France. [Ocke,MC; Bueno-de- Mesquita,HB] National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands. [Naska,A; Bamia,C; Karalis,D] School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece. [Miller,AB] German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany. [Kroke,A] German Institute of Human Nutrition, Postdam-Rehbrücke, Germany. [Vineis,P] Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Turin, Italy. [Palli,D] Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, CSPO, Scientific Institute of Tuscany, Florence, Italy. [Peeters,PHM] Julius Center for General Practice and Patient Oriented Research, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. [Engeset,D] Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway. [Hjartaker,A] Institute for Basic Medical Sciences, Oslo, Norway. [Navarro,C] Department of Epidemiology, Health Council of Murcia, Spain. [MartÍnez Garcia,C] Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain. [Wallström,P] Department of Medicine, Lund University, Malmö University Hospital, Sweden. [Zhang,JX] Nutritional Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, University of Umea, Sweden. [Welch,AA] Institute of Public Health, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK. [Spencer,E] Cancer Research UK, Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK. [Stripp,C] Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark. [Overvad,K] Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, Denmark. [Clavel-Chapelon,F] INSERM, Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France.
Keywords: Vegetables;Fruit;Cohort studies;Cross-sectional analysis;EPIC study;24-Hour dietary recall;Europe;Adulto;Anciano;Estudios Transversales;Dieta;Encuestas sobre Dietas;Europa (Continente);Femenino;Frutas;Humanos;Masculino;Recuerdo Mental;Mediana Edad;Vigilancia de la Población;Estudios Prospectivos;Verduras
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult::Aged
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Investigative Techniques::Epidemiologic Methods::Epidemiologic Study Characteristics as Topic::Epidemiologic Studies::Cross-Sectional Studies
Medical Subject Headings::Phenomena and Processes::Physiological Phenomena::Nutritional Physiological Phenomena::Diet
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Investigative Techniques::Epidemiologic Methods::Data Collection::Health Surveys::Nutrition Surveys::Diet Surveys
Medical Subject Headings::Geographicals::Geographic Locations::Europe
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Female
Medical Subject Headings::Anatomy::Plant Structures::Plant Components, Aerial::Fruit
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Male
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Psychological Phenomena and Processes::Mental Processes::Learning::Memory::Mental Recall
Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult::Middle Aged
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Investigative Techniques::Epidemiologic Methods::Data Collection::Health Surveys::Population Surveillance
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Investigative Techniques::Epidemiologic Methods::Epidemiologic Study Characteristics as Topic::Epidemiologic Studies::Cohort Studies::Longitudinal Studies::Prospective Studies
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Plants::Plants, Edible::Vegetables
Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult
Issue Date: Dec-2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Agudo A, Slimani N, Ocké MC, Naska A, Miller AB, Kroke A, et al. Consumption of vegetables, fruit and other plant foods in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohorts from 10 European countries. Public Health Nutr. 2002; 5(6B):1179-96
Abstract: OBJECTIVE To describe and compare the consumption of the main groups and sub-groups of vegetables and fruits (V&F) in men and women from the centres participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis. Dietary intake was assessed by means of a 24-hour dietary recall using computerised interview software and standardised procedures. Crude and adjusted means were computed for the main groups and sub-groups of V&F by centre, separately for men and women. Adjusted means by season, day of the week and age were estimated using weights and covariance analysis. SETTING Twenty-seven centres in 10 European countries participating in the EPIC project. SUBJECTS In total, 35 955 subjects (13 031 men and 22 924 women), aged 35-74 years, randomly selected from each EPIC cohort. RESULTS The centres from southern countries had the highest consumption of V&F, while the lowest intake was seen in The Netherlands and Scandinavia for both genders. These differences were more evident for fruits, particularly citrus. However, slightly different patterns arose for some sub-groups of vegetables, such as root vegetables and cabbage. Adjustment for body mass index, physical activity, smoking habits and education did not substantially modify the mean intakes of vegetables and fruits. CONCLUSIONS Total vegetable and fruit intake follows a south-north gradient in both genders, whereas for several sub-groups of vegetables a different geographic distribution exists. Differences in mean intake of V&F by centre were not explained by lifestyle factors associated with V&F intake.
Description: Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't;
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10668/1656
metadata.dc.relation.publisherversion: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=567708&fileId=S1368980002001398
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1079/PHN2002398
ISSN: 1368-9800 (Print)
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