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Research Project: Pediatric Clinical Nutrition

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Current issues in determining dietary protein quality and metabolic utilization

item TOME, D - Agro Paris Tech
item JAHOOR, F - Children'S Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
item KURPAD, A - St John'S National Academy Of Health Sciences
item MICHAELSEN, K - Copenhagen University
item PENCHARZ, P - Hospital For Sick Children (SICKKIDS)
item SLATER, C - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
item WEISELL, R - Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Submitted to: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/16/2014
Publication Date: 5/1/2014
Citation: Tome, D., Jahoor, F., Kurpad, A., Michaelsen, K.F., Pencharz, P., Slater, C., Weisell, R. 2014. Current issues in determining dietary protein quality and metabolic utilization. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 58:537-538.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In resource-limited settings, poor dietary quality has a marked negative impact on health, especially during the sensitive periods of pregnancy and first 2 years of life (the first 1000 days) when stunting, poor development and increased risk of later disease develop. Protein quality is often poor owing to high amounts of low quality cereals and little animal food. Recently there has been more focus on the protein quality of human diets. In the commentary we identify gaps on the measurements of protein quality and suggest noninvasive but accurate ways forward.