Dietary fat intakes in Irish adults in 2011: how much has changed in 10 years?

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dc.contributor.author Li, Kaifeng
dc.contributor.author McNulty, Breige A.
dc.contributor.author Tiernery, Ann M.
dc.contributor.author Devlin, Niamh F. C.
dc.contributor.author Joyce, Triona
dc.contributor.author Leite, Joao C.
dc.contributor.author Flynn, Albert
dc.contributor.author Walton, Janette
dc.contributor.author Brennan, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Gibney, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Nugent, Anne P.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T15:09:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T15:09:13Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-21
dc.identifier.citation Li, K., McNulty, B. A., Tiernery, A. M., Devlin, N. F. C., Joyce, T., Leite, J. C., Flynn, A., Walton, J., Brennan, L., Gibney, M. J. and Nugent, A. P. (2016) 'Dietary fat intakes in Irish adults in 2011: how much has changed in 10 years?', British Journal of Nutrition, 115(10), pp. 1798-1809. doi:10.1017/S0007114516000787 en
dc.identifier.volume 115 en
dc.identifier.issued 10 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1798 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1809 en
dc.identifier.issn 1475-2662
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3717
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0007114516000787
dc.description.abstract Imbalances in dietary fat intakes are linked to several chronic diseases. This study describes dietary intakes and food sources of fat and fatty acids in 1051 Irish adults (aged 18–90 years), using data from the 2011 national food consumption survey, the National Adult Nutrition Survey. It also compares current intakes for 18–64-year-olds with those reported in the last such survey in 2001, the North/South Ireland Food Consumption Survey. Dietary fat intakes were estimated using data from 4-d semi-weighed (2011) and 7-d estimated (2001) food diaries. In 2011, intakes for 18–64-year-olds were as follows: total fat, 34·1 (sd 6·1) % total energy (%TE); SFA, 13·3 (sd 3·3) %TE; MUFA, 12·5 (sd 2·6) %TE; PUFA, 6·1 (sd 2·2) %TE; and trans-fat, 0·511 (sd 0·282) %TE. Apart from MUFA, intakes decreased (P<0·001) compared with 2001. There was no statistically significant difference in intakes of EPA and DHA by 18–64-year-olds in 2011 (269·0 (sd 515·0) mg/d) and 2001 (279·1 (sd 497·5) mg/d). In 2011, adults aged >65 years had the highest intakes of SFA; however, intakes were typically higher than UK-recommended values for all groups. In contrast, intakes of long-chain n-3 fatty acids were lowest in younger age groups. Intakes of trans-fat were well within UK-recommended levels. Although there have been some improvements in the profile of intakes since 2001, imbalances persist in the quantity and quality of dietary fat consumed by Irish adults, most notably for total and SFA and for younger age groups for long-chain n-3 fatty acids. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland and the Health Research Board (Joint Food for Health Research Initiative (2007–2012) (grant no. FHRIUCC2)); China Scholarship Council 2012–2016 (PhD studentship) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.rights © The Authors 2016. Published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on behalf of The Nutrition Society. en
dc.subject Dietary fats en
dc.subject Fatty acid intakes en
dc.subject n-3 Fatty acids en
dc.subject SFA en
dc.subject Trans-fat en
dc.title Dietary fat intakes in Irish adults in 2011: how much has changed in 10 years? en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Janette Walton, Firm Programme, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: janette.walton@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.check.date 2017-03-21
dc.date.updated 2017-03-01T15:01:51Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 361645535
dc.internal.pmid 26996058
dc.contributor.funder Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine en
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.contributor.funder China Scholarship Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle British Journal of Nutrition en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress janette.walton@ucc.ie en


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