Országos Táplálkozás és Tápláltsági Állapot Vizsgálat - OTÁP2009. IV. A magyar lakosság makroelem-bevitele

Translated title of the contribution: Hungarian Diet and Nutritional Status Survey - The OTAP2009 study IV. Macroelement intake of the Hungarian population

Éva Martos, Márta Bakacs, Eszter Sarkadi-Nagy, Tímea Ráczkevy, Andrea Zentai, Zsolt Baldauf, Éva Illés, Andrea Lugasi

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The adequate intake of minerals is basically important for healthy nutrition. Aim and method: The Hungarian Diet and Nutritional Status Survey - joining to the European Health Interview Survey - studied the dietary habits of the Hungarian population. The present publication describes the macroelement intake. Results: The salt intake is unusually high (17.2 g in men and 12.0 g in women), the potassium intake remains well below the recommendation. These factors substantially increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases including high blood-pressure. The calcium intake stays below the recommendation except in the youngest males, the oldest men and women are at risk from this point of view. While magnesium intake suited the recommendation, the intake of phosphorus exceeded it twice. Conclusions: Focusing on marcroelements, high sodium/salt intake represents the highest public health risk. The implementation of STOP SALT! National Salt Reducing Programme, i.e. decrease the salt content of processed food and provide proper information to the population about excessive salt consumption, should result in a beneficial change of salt intake and ameliorate the public health conditions.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1132-1141
Number of pages10
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2012


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Martos, É., Bakacs, M., Sarkadi-Nagy, E., Ráczkevy, T., Zentai, A., Baldauf, Z., Illés, É., & Lugasi, A. (2012). Országos Táplálkozás és Tápláltsági Állapot Vizsgálat - OTÁP2009. IV. A magyar lakosság makroelem-bevitele. Orvosi hetilap, 153(29), 1132-1141. https://doi.org/10.1556/OH.2012.29378