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Franco Hernandez L.,Grupo de Investigacion Neuroinmunofisiologia Y Crononutricion | Bravo Santos R.,Grupo de Investigacion Neuroinmunofisiologia Y Crononutricion | Sanchez Lopez C.L.,Grupo de Investigacion Neuroinmunofisiologia Y Crononutricion | Romero E.,Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina | And 4 more authors.
Revista Espanola de Nutricion Comunitaria | Year: 2012

Foundations: There is limited knowledge about the impact of alternated shift work for health and nutrition. Our aim was to analyze the food and nutritional habits in health professionals with shift work rotation. Methods: Some 15 voluntary healthy women, health personnel, with normal weight were recruited. They completed a 24-hour dietary recall and a daily Food Frequency Questionnaire for 7 days. Nutrient analysis was performed with DIAL software. Results: The study group had energy intakes above recommendations (2209.13±16.4 Kcal), as well as proteins (96.15±6.88 g) and lipids (108.29±8.61 g), with high consumption for oils and fats), dairies and meats and fish, and intakes below recommendations for carbohydrate (192±14.37 g), with lower consumption for cereals and sweets. Regarding macro and micronutrients, intakes for vitamins niacin, B12, C and K as well as for sodium and phosphorus were above twofold of the RDA. Intakes for zinc, iron, iodine, magnesium and folic acid, as well as for fluoride, potassium, calcium and vitamin D were far below RDA. Conclusion: The study group under rotating shift work had an unbalanced diet, which should turn into higher carbohydrate intake and adequate intakes for calcium, now deficient, and excessive sodium intake, risk factors for osteoporosis and high blood pressure, respectively. Source

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