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      Biomarker of food intake for assessing the consumption of dairy and egg products


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          Dairy and egg products constitute an important part of Western diets as they represent an excellent source of high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals and fats. Dairy and egg products are highly diverse and their associations with a range of nutritional and health outcomes are therefore heterogeneous. Such associations are also often weak or debated due to the difficulty in establishing correct assessments of dietary intake. Therefore, in order to better characterize associations between the consumption of these foods and health outcomes, it is important to identify reliable biomarkers of their intake. Biomarkers of food intake (BFIs) provide an accurate measure of intake, which is independent of the memory and sincerity of the subjects as well as of their knowledge about the consumed foods. We have, therefore, conducted a systematic search of the scientific literature to evaluate the current status of potential BFIs for dairy products and BFIs for egg products commonly consumed in Europe. Strikingly, only a limited number of compounds have been reported as markers for the intake of these products and none of them have been sufficiently validated. A series of challenges hinders the identification and validation of BFI for dairy and egg products, in particular, the heterogeneous composition of these foods and the lack of specificity of the markers identified so far. Further studies are, therefore, necessary to validate these compounds and to discover new candidate BFIs. Untargeted metabolomic strategies may allow the identification of novel biomarkers, which, when taken separately or in combination, could be used to assess the intake of dairy and egg products.

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                Genes & Nutrition
                BioMed Central (London )
                29 September 2018
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                [4 ]GRID grid.17089.37, Department of Biological Sciences, , University of Alberta, ; Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9 Canada
                [5 ]ISNI 0000 0004 1937 0650, GRID grid.7400.3, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, , University of Zurich, ; Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
                [6 ]ISNI 0000 0001 0674 042X, GRID grid.5254.6, University of Copenhagen, ; NEXS 30, Rolighedsvej, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
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                Funded by: Joint Programming Initiative, “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life”
                Award ID: 529051002
                Funded by: Danish Innovation Foundation
                Award ID: 4203-00002B
                Funded by: University of Rome La Sapienza (“Borsa di studio per la frequenza di corsi o attività di perfezionamento all’estero” erogata ai sensi della legge
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                Funded by: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung (CH)
                Award ID: 40HD40_160618
                Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
                Funded by: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)
                Award ID: PCIN-2014-133-MINECO Spain
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                Funded by: Generalitat de Catalunya’s Agency AGAUR
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                Funded by: CIBERFES (co-funded by the FEDER Program from EU)
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                Nutrition & Dietetics
                biomarkers of food intake,food exposure markers,dietary assessment,dairy,milk,cheese,yogurt,whey,casein,eggs


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