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Consumption of predefined 'Nordic' dietary items in ten European countries - an investigation in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort.

  • Nina Roswall
  • Anja Olsen
  • Katja Boll
  • Jane Christensen
  • Jytte Halkjær
  • Thorkild Ia Sørensen
  • Christina C Dahm
  • Kim Overvad
  • Françoise Clavel-Chapelon
  • Marie C Boutron-Ruault
  • Vanessa Cottet
  • Birgit Teucher
  • Rudolf Kaaks
  • Heiner Boeing
  • Anne von Ruesten
  • Antonia Trichopoulou
  • Eleni Oikonomou
  • Effie Vasilopoulou
  • Valeria Pala
  • Carlotta Sacerdote
  • Amalia Mattiello
  • Giovanna Masala
  • Petra Hm Peeters
  • H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita
  • Dagrun Engeset
  • Guri Skeie
  • Lene A Asli
  • Pilar Amiano
  • Paula Jakszyn
  • Eva Ardanaz
  • José M Huerta
  • José R Quirós
  • Esther Molina-Montes
  • Lena M Nilsson
  • Ingegerd Johansson
  • Elisabet Wirfält
  • Isabel Drake
  • Angela A Mulligan
  • Kay T Khaw
  • Dora Romaguera
  • Anne-Claire Vergnaud
  • Tim Key
  • Elio Riboli
  • Anne Tjønneland
Publishing year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 2650-2659
Publication/Series: Public Health Nutrition
Volume: 17
Issue: 12
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Abstract english

Health-beneficial effects of adhering to a healthy Nordic diet index have been suggested. However, it has not been examined to what extent the included dietary components are exclusively related to the Nordic countries or if they are part of other European diets as well, suggesting a broader preventive potential. The present study describes the intake of seven a priori defined healthy food items (apples/pears, berries, cabbages, dark bread, shellfish, fish and root vegetables) across ten countries participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) and examines their consumption across Europe.


  • Nutrition and Dietetics


  • Nutrition Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 1475-2727
Isabel Drake
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