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Importance of a canteen lunch on the dietary intake of acrylamide

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A food and drink intake survey was carried out among university students and staff members. Consumption data were collected on days when the participants took hot lunch in a university canteen. The dietary acrylamide exposure was calculated through a probabilistic approach and revealed a median intake of 0.40 mu g/kg bw/day [90% confidence interval: 0.36-0.44], which is in accordance with previous exposure calculations. Biscuits (35.4%), French fries (29.9%), bread (23.5%), and chocolate (11.2%) were identified to be the main sources of dietary acrylamide. Foodstuffs consumed in between the three main meals of the day (so called snack type foods) contributed the most to the intake (42.2%). The exposure was lower in an intervention group which received free portions of fruit and vegetables, indicating that a nutritionally balanced diet may contribute to a decreased acrylamide intake. French fries had a significant impact on the acrylamide intake, due to the frequent consumption in the canteen. This demonstrates the important responsibility of caterers and canteen kitchens in the mitigation of acrylamide exposure through reduction of acrylamide in their prepared products, in particular in French fries.
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acrylamide, balanced diet, canteen food, dietary intake, RISK-ASSESSMENT, FRENCH FRIES, EXPOSURE, FOOD, POTATOES, SUGARS, MODEL

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Mestdagh, Frédéric, Carl Lachat, Katleen Baert, Emmanuelle Moons, Patrick Kolsteren, Carlos Van Peteghem, and Bruno De Meulenaer. 2007. “Importance of a Canteen Lunch on the Dietary Intake of Acrylamide.” Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 51 (5): 509–516.
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Mestdagh, Frédéric, Lachat, C., Baert, K., Moons, E., Kolsteren, P., Van Peteghem, C., & De Meulenaer, B. (2007). Importance of a canteen lunch on the dietary intake of acrylamide. MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH, 51(5), 509–516.
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Mestdagh F, Lachat C, Baert K, Moons E, Kolsteren P, Van Peteghem C, et al. Importance of a canteen lunch on the dietary intake of acrylamide. MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH. 2007;51(5):509–16.
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Mestdagh, Frédéric, Carl Lachat, Katleen Baert, et al. “Importance of a Canteen Lunch on the Dietary Intake of Acrylamide.” MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH 51.5 (2007): 509–516. Print.
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  abstract     = {A food and drink intake survey was carried out among university students and staff members. Consumption data were collected on days when the participants took hot lunch in a university canteen. The dietary acrylamide exposure was calculated through a probabilistic approach and revealed a median intake of 0.40 mu g/kg bw/day [90\% confidence interval: 0.36-0.44], which is in accordance with previous exposure calculations. Biscuits (35.4\%), French fries (29.9\%), bread (23.5\%), and chocolate (11.2\%) were identified to be the main sources of dietary acrylamide. Foodstuffs consumed in between the three main meals of the day (so called snack type foods) contributed the most to the intake (42.2\%). The exposure was lower in an intervention group which received free portions of fruit and vegetables, indicating that a nutritionally balanced diet may contribute to a decreased acrylamide intake. French fries had a significant impact on the acrylamide intake, due to the frequent consumption in the canteen. This demonstrates the important responsibility of caterers and canteen kitchens in the mitigation of acrylamide exposure through reduction of acrylamide in their prepared products, in particular in French fries.},
  author       = {Mestdagh, Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric and Lachat, Carl and Baert, Katleen and Moons, Emmanuelle and Kolsteren, Patrick and Van Peteghem, Carlos and De Meulenaer, Bruno},
  issn         = {1613-4125},
  journal      = {MOLECULAR NUTRITION \& FOOD RESEARCH},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {509--516},
  title        = {Importance of a canteen lunch on the dietary intake of acrylamide},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mnfr.200600253},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2007},
}

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