ASSESSMENT OF THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF DIETS USED BY CHILDREN WITH COELIAC DISEASE
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2001;51(3):59–64
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Using the method of food frequency questionnaire, energy intake and that of selected nutrients was studied in two groups of children with coeliac disease kept on gluten-free diet or on traditional diet containing gluten. The recommended dietary allowances for energy, basic nutrients, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, E, C and B-vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin and niacin) were generally sufficiently covered. In both groups of children the intake of energy and fat was particularly high, the intake of cholesterol and sodium was also too high. The mean intake of calcium, iron, zinc and copper was below the recommended values. No statistically significant differences were found between these groups in the intake of energy and nutrients. In about one-fourth of children with coeliac disease on gluten-free diet or on the traditional one the intake of protein, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin C, thiamin and riboflavin was below the recommended level, and at least half these children had calcium, iron, zinc, copper and niacin intake below the recommended values.
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