Nutrients 2010, 2(6), 599-610; doi:10.3390/nu2060599
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Are New Generations of Female College-Student Populations Meeting Calcium Requirements: Comparison of American and Croatian Female Students

1 Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1493, USA 2 Department of Food Quality Control, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia 3 Analytical Toxicology and Mineral Metabolism Unit, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Received: 26 April 2010; in revised form: 27 May 2010 / Accepted: 28 May 2010 / Published: 28 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Calcium)
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Abstract: We compared calcium (Ca) sources and intake, as well as multivitamin/mineral supplement use between female students with nutrition/health background and those from general-student-populations. 314 participants 18–37 y, including 57 African-Americans and 54 Caucasian-Americans recruited from Nutrition and/or other Health Sciences departments (NHS), and 100 African-American and 103 Croatian women representing general-student-population (GSP), completed food frequency questionnaire assessing their usual Ca intake and supplement use. NHS populations met recommendations and consumed significantly more Ca, particularly from dairy sources, and were more likely to take supplements than GSP groups, suggesting that health education may influence Ca intake.
Keywords: BMI; dairy; food frequency questionnaire; multivitamin/mineral supplements

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Douglas, C.C.; Rumbak, I.; Barić, I.C.; Kovačina, M.; Piasek, M.; Ilich, J.Z. Are New Generations of Female College-Student Populations Meeting Calcium Requirements: Comparison of American and Croatian Female Students. Nutrients 2010, 2, 599-610.

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Douglas CC, Rumbak I, Barić IC, Kovačina M, Piasek M, Ilich JZ. Are New Generations of Female College-Student Populations Meeting Calcium Requirements: Comparison of American and Croatian Female Students. Nutrients. 2010; 2(6):599-610.

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Douglas, Crystal C.; Rumbak, Ivana; Barić, Irena Colić; Kovačina, Marinela; Piasek, Martina; Ilich, Jasminka Z. 2010. "Are New Generations of Female College-Student Populations Meeting Calcium Requirements: Comparison of American and Croatian Female Students." Nutrients 2, no. 6: 599-610.

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