Type

Journal Article

Authors

Anne P Nugent
Michael J Gibney
Lorraine Brennan
Janette Walton
Albert Flynn
Joao C Leite
Triona Joyce
Niamh F C Devlin
Ann M Tiernery
Breige A McNulty
and 1 others

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
fatty acids fat dietary fats national nutrition survey ireland fatty acid intakes food consumption n 3 fatty acids sfa trans fat irish adults north south intakes

Dietary fat intakes in Irish adults in 2011: how much has changed in 10 years? (2016)

Abstract Imbalances in dietary fat intakes are linked to several chronic diseases. This study describes dietary intakes and food sources of fat and fatty acids in 1051 Irish adults (aged 18-90 years), using data from the 2011 national food consumption survey, the National Adult Nutrition Survey. It also compares current intakes for 18-64-year-olds with those reported in the last such survey in 2001, the North/South Ireland Food Consumption Survey. Dietary fat intakes were estimated using data from 4-d semi-weighed (2011) and 7-d estimated (2001) food diaries. In 2011, intakes for 18-64-year-olds were as follows: total fat, 34·1 (sd 6·1) % total energy (%TE); SFA, 13·3 (sd 3·3) %TE; MUFA, 12·5 (sd 2·6) %TE; PUFA, 6·1 (sd 2·2) %TE; and trans-fat, 0·511 (sd 0·282) %TE. Apart from MUFA, intakes decreased (P65 years had the highest intakes of SFA; however, intakes were typically higher than UK-recommended values for all groups. In contrast, intakes of long-chain n-3 fatty acids were lowest in younger age groups. Intakes of trans-fat were well within UK-recommended levels. Although there have been some improvements in the profile of intakes since 2001, imbalances persist in the quantity and quality of dietary fat consumed by Irish adults, most notably for total and SFA and for younger age groups for long-chain n-3 fatty acids.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Anne P Nugent, Michael J Gibney, Lorraine Brennan, Janette Walton, Albert Flynn, Joao C Leite, Triona Joyce, Niamh F C Devlin, Ann M Tiernery, Breige A McNulty and 1 others

Experts in our system

1
Anne P Nugent
University College Cork
 
2
Michael J Gibney
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 102
 
3
Lorraine Brennan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 166
 
4
Janette Walton
University College Cork
Total Publications: 79
 
5
Albert Flynn
University College Cork
Total Publications: 83
 
6
Niamh F C Devlin
University College Cork
 
7
Breige A McNulty
University College Cork