The 3rd Hungarian National Nutritional Survey was carried out as a part of the National Population Health Study and the data collection was done in November/December of 2003. The survey comprised a sample of adults above 19 year of age, the dietary questionnaires of 1179 people could be evaluated. The results of energy and macro-nutrient intake were published in 2005, and the results of the mineral intake in 2007, in the Hungarian Medical Journal. This paper focuses on the intake of vitamins. For the evaluation of the results authors used the data of the two previous national surveys, data of some dietary studies of other countries, and the home and international intake recommendations. In respect of the data found in the present survey, it is a favourable trend that the intake of vitamins retinol equivalent, B1, B6 and B12, and niacin, as well as biotin was sufficient both in case of men and women, together with adequate vitamin E intake for men. However the intake of vitamin B2, C, D, together with pantothenic acid and folic acid of both men and women did not meet the criteria of the Hungarian recommendations, besides the vitamin E intake of women was insufficient as well. In Hungary the intake of vitamin D, biotin, folic acid and pantothenic acid was measured at first at this National Dietary Survey. The authors vigorously stress the importance of the varied and healthy nutrition in the adequate vitamin supply of the population.
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