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Re: Food-frequency questionnaire for assessing long-chain ω-3 fatty-acid intake

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Abstract


  • To the Editor:

    I agree with Kuratko that there is a need for tailored food frequency questionnaires (FFQ), particularly for nutrients that have limited food sources, such as long chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC ω-3 PUFA). Fish are the best food source of LC ω-3 PUFA, and oily fish such as sardines and Atlantic salmon contain approximately 10 times more LC ω-3 PUFA than lean fish, such as fish cakes/patties. Fish oil supplements are also a rich source of LC ω-3 PUFA, but in Australia they only contribute approximately 8% to total LC ω-3 PUFA intake [1]. Other foods, such as meat and eggs also contain LC ω-3 PUFA, as well as LC ω-3 PUFA-enriched foods such as bread, milk, and yogurt [1].

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Meyer, B. (2013). Re: Food-frequency questionnaire for assessing long-chain ω-3 fatty-acid intake. Nutrition, 29 (5), 808-809.

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  • 2-s2.0-84876329435

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1953&context=smhpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/938

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Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 808

End Page


  • 809

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • To the Editor:

    I agree with Kuratko that there is a need for tailored food frequency questionnaires (FFQ), particularly for nutrients that have limited food sources, such as long chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC ω-3 PUFA). Fish are the best food source of LC ω-3 PUFA, and oily fish such as sardines and Atlantic salmon contain approximately 10 times more LC ω-3 PUFA than lean fish, such as fish cakes/patties. Fish oil supplements are also a rich source of LC ω-3 PUFA, but in Australia they only contribute approximately 8% to total LC ω-3 PUFA intake [1]. Other foods, such as meat and eggs also contain LC ω-3 PUFA, as well as LC ω-3 PUFA-enriched foods such as bread, milk, and yogurt [1].

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Meyer, B. (2013). Re: Food-frequency questionnaire for assessing long-chain ω-3 fatty-acid intake. Nutrition, 29 (5), 808-809.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84876329435

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1953&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/938

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 808

End Page


  • 809

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States