POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACID (N-3 AND N-6) AND ANTIOXIDANTS IN AVERAGE DIET OF WARSAW ADULT INHABITANTS.
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2004;54(Special issue 2s):19–22
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The study aimed at establishing the intake level of n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants in an average diet of Warsaw adult inhabitants. The research was carried out in 2001/2002 on the group 409 adults (227 women, 183 men) of Warsaw adult inhabitants using three-day dietary records and household budget expenditures. The intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids n-3 and n-6 was lower than recommended by WHO/FAO. The intake of linolenic, DHA and EPA (n-3) was much lower than recommended, while the intake of PUFA n-6 linoleic acid was much higher than the recommended by ISSFAL. The ratio of polyunsaturated fatty acids n-6 to n-3 in Warsaw diet was 5:1. It was as proved that the intake of antioxidants – vitamin E and vitamin A was satisfactory, but the consumption of vitamin C was much lower than recommended.
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