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Can J Diet Pract Res. 2009 Spring;70(1):21-7.

Calcium and vitamin D intakes in an adult Canadian population.

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CaMos Coordinating Centre, MUHC Research Institute, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, QC.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Calcium and vitamin D intakes from food and supplements were estimated in Canadian men and women.

METHODS:

Calcium intakes from both diet and supplements and vitamin D intakes from fortified milk and supplements were estimated using cross-sectional data from 9423 randomly selected subjects aged 25 years or older, who were participating in a longitudinal study on osteoporosis. Subjects completed an abbreviated food frequency questionnaire administered by a trained interviewer between July 1995 and December 1997.

RESULTS:

The mean (standard deviation) daily intake for calcium was estimated to be 1038 (614) mg for women and 904 (583) mg for men; for vitamin D, mean intakes were 5.6 (5.9) microg and 4.8 (5.5) microg for women and men, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mean intakes for calcium and vitamin D in men and women under age 51 were close to the adequate daily intake levels. Older adults, however, may be at risk of deficiency.

PMID:
19261203
DOI:
10.3148/70.1.2009.21
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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