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Dietary sources of fiber intake in Brazil

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Author(s):
Sardinha, Aline Nascimento [1, 2] ; Canella, Daniela Silva [3, 4] ; Bortoletto Martins, Ana Paula [4, 3] ; Claro, Rafael Moreira [5, 3] ; Levy, Renata Bertazzi [6, 3]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Dept Prevent Med, Programa Formacao Pesquisa, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Nucleo Pesquisas Epidemi Nutr & Saude, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, Programa Pos Grad Nutr Saude Publ, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Escola Enfermagem, Dept Nutr, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[6] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Dept Prevent Med, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: APPETITE; v. 79, p. 134-138, AUG 1 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

The objective of this study was to estimate the household availability of fibers in Brazil and to identify the dietary sources of this nutrient. Data from the 2008-2009 Household Budget Survey were used to estimate national household availability and density of fibers and also according to stratifications defined by income level, five regions and area (rural or urban). The contribution of the different food groups, classified by the nature, extent and purpose of processing, to total fibers available in Brazilian households was also determined. The mean density of per capita fibers was 7.6 g/1000 kcal. Higher availability and density of fibers was observed in households situated in rural areas and among low-income families. The main dietary sources of fiber were beans, bread, rice, fruit, vegetables and manioc flour. Fiber intake was found to be insufficient. Therefore, actions promoting a healthy diet are needed to improve the dietary quality of the Brazilian population. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/17080-9 - Impact of the Bolsa Familia program on food acquisition of low-income Brazilian families
Grantee:Ana Paula Bortoletto Martins
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 10/08421-7 - Influence of food prices and family income on the consumtion of processed food in Brazil
Grantee:Rafael Moreira Claro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/21802-2 - Dietary fiber intake in Brazil
Grantee:Aline Nascimento Sardinha
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation