Physiological and public health basis for assessing micronutrient requirements in children and adolescents. The EURRECA network

Iris Iglesia, Esmée L. Doets, Silvia Bel-Serrat, Blanca Román, Maria Hermoso, Luis Peña Quintana, María del Rosario García-Luzardo, Beatriz Santana-Salguero, Yurena García-Santos, Vesna Vucic, Lene Frost Andersen, Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo, Javier Aranceta, Adrienne Cavelaars, Tamas Decsi, Lluis Serra-Majem, Mirjana Gurinovic, Irene Cetin, Berthold Koletzko, Luis Alberto Moreno

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the current knowledge relating to the nutritional requirements and corresponding recommended nutrient intake values of children and adolescents for micronutrients and specificities related to these requirements in the course of childhood and adolescence in Europe. Aspects that can influence micronutrient requirements, such as physiological requirements and bioavailability of the nutrients in the organism, are discussed. The methodology used to obtain the data and also the main knowledge gaps regarding these concepts are emphasized. Methodological critical points in achieving the data and physiological aspects of children and adolescents are important in order to standardize the reference values for micronutrients among Europe for these stages of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-99
Number of pages16
JournalMaternal and Child Nutrition
Volume6
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Development
  • Europe and EURRECA
  • Growth
  • Micronutrient
  • Requirement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Iglesia, I., Doets, E. L., Bel-Serrat, S., Román, B., Hermoso, M., Peña Quintana, L., García-Luzardo, M. D. R., Santana-Salguero, B., García-Santos, Y., Vucic, V., Frost Andersen, L., Pérez-Rodrigo, C., Aranceta, J., Cavelaars, A., Decsi, T., Serra-Majem, L., Gurinovic, M., Cetin, I., Koletzko, B., & Moreno, L. A. (2010). Physiological and public health basis for assessing micronutrient requirements in children and adolescents. The EURRECA network. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 6(SUPPL. 2), 84-99. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8709.2010.00273.x