Dietary intake and main sources of plant lignans in five European countries

Inge Tetens, Aida Turrini, Heli Tapanainen, Tue Christensen, Johanna W Lampe, Sisse Fagt, Niclas Håkansson, Annamari Lundquist, Jesper Hallund, Liisa M Valsta

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Total lignin intake was approximately four-fold higher in the Dutch lignin database, which includes the lignin precursors LARI and PINO, compared to estimates based on the Finnish database based only on SECO and MAT. The main sources of lignans according to the Dutch database in the five countries studied were cereals and grain products, vegetables, fruit, berries, and beverages.
Original languageEnglish
Article number19805
JournalFood & Nutrition Research
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • Lignan intake
  • Secoisolariciresinol
  • Mataireinol
  • Lariciresinol
  • Pinoresinol

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Tetens, I., Turrini, A., Tapanainen, H., Christensen, T., Lampe, J. W., Fagt, S., Håkansson, N., Lundquist, A., Hallund, J., & Valsta, L. M. (2013). Dietary intake and main sources of plant lignans in five European countries. Food & Nutrition Research, 57, [19805].