Submitted to: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 30, 2004
Publication Date: April 2, 2005
Citation: Perloff, B., Ahuja, J., Montville, J. Bodner. 2005. National nutrition monitoring expanded to include vitamin K and carotenoids [abstract]. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. 19(4)A87. Technical Abstract: The National Nutrition Monitoring Program now estimates the population's intakes of vitamin K and 5 carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, and lutein+zeaxanthin). Data for these nutrients have been added to the USDA Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS), used in conjunction with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to assess food and nutrient intakes of the U.S. population. Usual mean intakes for these nutrients were estimated based on FNDDS 1.0 and What We Eat in America, NHANES 2001-2002. Usual mean intakes of vitamin K ranged from 34 to 114 µg, with adults older than 50 years having the highest average consumption. Usual mean carotenoid intakes were highest as follows: lycopene for men age 19-30 years; alpha-carotene and beta-carotene for adult age groups over 30 years; beta-cryptoxanthin for teenage boys; and lutein+zeaxanthin for adults 50 years and older. The FNDDS 1.0 contains data for 61 nutrients and a wide range of food portions. Available on the internet, it is useful for research with NHANES 2001-2002 or other dietary data, or to locate portion size and nutrient information for foods as consumed by the U.S. population.