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Title: Determinants of specific food consumption in the Canary Islands (Spain)
Authors: Núñez-González, Eduardo 
Serra-Majem, Lluis 
Fika Hernando, María Luz 
Fernández Vallhonrat, Blanca 
Bravo Martínez, José 
Martín Ferrer, Juan Manuel 
Chas Barbeito, Manuela Cristina 
Bautista Castaño, Inmaculada 
UNESCO Clasification: 3309 Tecnología de los alimentos
330920 Propiedades de los alimentos
3206 Ciencias de la nutrición
Issue Date: 2011
Journal: Food and Function 
Abstract: The consumption of specific functional foods (FF) and some determinants of FF item selection were assessed using a questionnaire administered to 1112 individuals in the Canary Islands (Spain). Food items considered were Milk products: easily digestible milk (or milk low in lactose), milk enriched with vitamins and/or minerals, skimmed milk with soluble fiber, milk with royal jelly, milk with modified fatty acids (omega 3), milk products low in fat, pro-biotic foods (yoghurt and fermented milk) and yoghurt with phytosterols; Cereals: fortified breakfast cereals, wholemeal cereals and energy bars; Drinks: juices and enriched drinks, stimulating drinks and isotonic drinks; DHA-enriched, low cholesterol eggs; Meat products: low salt sausages and cooked low fat ham; Fats: enriched margarine, margarine rich in phytosterols and sunflower oil rich in oleic acid; Condiments: iodated salt. These food items were organized into 7 FF groups (milk products, cereals, fortified drinks, DHA eggs, meat product, fats, condiments). The results indicated that the highest prevalence was fortified drinks (63.6%; 95% CI: 60.7-66.5). Overall FF consumption prevalence was 80.1% (95% CI: 77-83): single FF item consumption being rare. There were significant inter-group relationships, and some group intakes (milk products, cereals and drinks) were related to age but with no overall relationship between consumption and age. The education level was significantly related to the consumption of cereals, drinks, meat products and condiments (χ2 test p = 0.04). Some specific FF item consumption segregated with environment (rural or urban) but with no overall significant relationship between the FF group and environment or gender.
ISSN: 2042-6496
DOI: 10.1039/c1fo10082c
Source: Food and Function [ISSN 2042-6496], v. 2, p. 627-632
Rights: by-nc-nd
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