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Nutr Hosp. 2015 Feb 26;31 Suppl 3:46-8. doi: 10.3305/nh.2015.31.sup3.8750.

What and how much do we eat? 24-hour dietary recall method.

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1
Agència de Salut Pública de Catalunya. Departament de Salut. Generalitat de Catalunya.. gemma.salvador@gencat.cat.
2
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas y Sanitarias, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. CiberOBN, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid. Fundación para la Investigación Nutricional, Parc Científic de Barcelona. España..
3
CiberOBN, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid. Fundación para la Investigación Nutricional, Parc Científic de Barcelona. España..

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Diet, along with lifestyle factors, is an important determinant of the health status of an individual and of a community. Dietary assessment at the population level provides us with key information on the frequency and distribution of possible inadequate diets and/or nutritional status. It is also useful as input into the elaboration of food and nutrition policies aiming to improve dietary habits and the health status of a community. This article reviews the characteristics, advantages and limitations of the 24-hour dietary recall method (24hDR), which is one of the most widely used tools in nutrition epidemiology to identify food, energy and nutrient intake in national nutrition surveys, cross-sectional studies, clinical trials and cohort studies as well as in the evaluation of individual dietary intake and Total Diet assessment. To reduce the key factors associated with bias, the importance of previously trained interviewers is highlighted, as well as the role of support materials and the contribution of novel technologies.

PMID:
25719770
DOI:
10.3305/nh.2015.31.sup3.8750
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