CHARACTERISTICS OF NUTRITION AMONG CENTENARIANS LIVING IN WARSAW
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2006;56(Special issue 2s):111–115
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The aim of the study was to assess energy, protein, fat and carbohydrates intake by centenarians living in Warsaw. The study was conducted between the years 2001 and 2004. An average dietary energy covered only approximately 81% of Polish RDA for elderly people over 60 years of age, and for 7 persons (1 male and 6 females) was lower than 66.7% of the RDA. Protein and fat intake fully covered nutritional recommendations for these nutrients with exception of 2 women for protein and 4 women for fat. The energy distribution figures were slightly higher for protein and fat, while for carbohydrates lower than recommended. It is very difficult to assess whether energy and nutrient intake by centenarians were adequate because of a lack of nutritional recommendations for such old people. It is necessary to determine the RDA values for a group of 85+ years old.
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