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Intake of macro- and micronutrients in Danish vegans

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, October 2015
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Title
Intake of macro- and micronutrients in Danish vegans
Published in
Nutrition Journal, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12937-015-0103-3
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Nadja B. Kristensen, Mia L. Madsen, Tue H. Hansen, Kristine H. Allin, Camilla Hoppe, Sisse Fagt, Mia S. Lausten, Rikke J. Gøbel, Henrik Vestergaard, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen

Abstract

Since information about macro- and micronutrient intake among vegans is limited we aimed to determine and evaluate their dietary and supplementary intake. Seventy 18-61 years old Danish vegans completed a four-day weighed food record from which their daily intake of macro- and micronutrients was assessed and subsequently compared to an age-range-matched group of 1 257 omnivorous individuals from the general Danish population. Moreover, the vegan dietary and supplementary intake was compared to the 2012 Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR). Dietary intake differed significantly between vegans and the general Danish population in all measured macro- and micronutrients (p < 0.05), except for energy intake among women and intake of carbohydrates among men. For vegans the intake of macro- and micronutrients (including supplements) did not reach the NNR for protein, vitamin D, iodine and selenium. Among vegan women vitamin A intake also failed to reach the recommendations. With reference to the NNR, the dietary content of added sugar, sodium and fatty acids, including the ratio of PUFA to SFA, was more favorable among vegans. At the macronutrient level, the diet of Danish vegans is in better accordance with the NNR than the diet of the general Danish population. At the micronutrient level, considering both diet and supplements, the vegan diet falls short in certain nutrients, suggesting a need for greater attention toward ensuring recommended daily intake of specific vitamins and minerals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Finland 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 322 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 79 24%
Student > Master 62 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 11%
Other 20 6%
Researcher 18 6%
Other 48 15%
Unknown 64 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 73 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 61 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 32 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 9%
Social Sciences 7 2%
Other 51 16%
Unknown 72 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 152. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 November 2022.
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#228,680
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Outputs from Nutrition Journal
#74
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#3,520
of 285,187 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
#2
of 27 outputs
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