A useful and simple tool to evaluate and compare the intake of total dietary polyphenols in different populations
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AuthorHinojosa Nogueira, Daniel José; Pérez Burillo, Sergio; Garcia Rincón, Inés; Rufián Henares, José Ángel; Pastoriza de la Cueva, Silvia
Cambridge University Press
Nutritional toolPolyphenols intake24-h recallWomen GirlsPregnant women
Hinojosa-Nogueira, D., Pérez-Burillo, S., García-Rincón, I., Rufián-Henares, J. Á., & de la Cueva, S. P. (2021). A useful and simple tool to evaluate and compare the intake of total dietary polyphenols in different populations. Public Health Nutrition, 1-21. [10.1017/S136898002100183X]
SponsorshipEuropean Research Commission (Research Executive Agency) under the research project Stance4Health 816303
Objective: Polyphenols are antioxidant compounds with an impact on different health factors. Thus, it is important to have precise tools to estimate the intake of polyphenols. This study focuses on the development of an intuitive tool to estimating the intake of dietary total polyphenols. Design: The tool was developed in a spreadsheet to improve accessibility and use. It is divided into six different meals for each of the 7 d with a similar format to 24-h diet recalls. The total polyphenol values of 302 foods were included and the possibility of own values. Setting: Framework of the European project Stance4Health, Granada, Spain. Participants: This tool was tested on 90 participants in different stages of life (girls, women and pregnant women). Ages ranged from 10 to 35 years. Results: The total polyphenol intake obtained was of 1790 629 mg polyphenols/d. The highest consumption of polyphenols was observed in pregnant women (2064 mg/d). Polyphenols intake during the weekend was lower for the three groups compared to the days of the week. The results were comparable with those of other studies. Conclusions: The current tool allows the estimation of the total intake of polyphenols in the diet in a fast and easy way. The tool will be used as a basis for a future mobile application.