Revista chilena de nutrición
versión On-line ISSN 0717-7518
DURAN A, Samuel et al. FORTIFIED FOOD CONSUMPTION IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE METROPOLITAN REGION OF CHILE. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2012, vol.39, n.2, pp. 144-150. ISSN 0717-7518. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182012000200003.
Introduction: Vitamins are nutrients that have multiple benefits for our body which are used to enrich foods to increase nutritional intake. Objective: To determine whether the intake of fortified foods exceeded dietary recommendations (RDA) and tolerable upper intake level (UL). Methods: 213 fortified foods on the market were identified. An alimentary survey was performed using a photographic set of298foods in high school males and females students from Metropolitan Region. The intake of nutrients was calculated and the fortified vitamins on foods were added. Results: Men exceeded recommended intake for all vitamins, whereas women have a deficit in B12 Vitamin. Vitamins whose intake exceeds the UL are, folate, 27.5%, B3 vitamin 16.4%, A vitamin 7.8% and B6 vitamin 1.6%. Conclusion: All tested vitamins exceeded recommendations except for B1vitamins in women; folate; B3, B6 and A vitamin exceed the UL.
Palabras clave : Vitamins; dietary survey; UL; RDA.