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dc.contributor.authorFernando, Devaka
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-28T12:13:25Z
dc.date.available2019-02-28T12:13:25Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-12
dc.identifier.citationMedagama, A., Fernando, D. and Widanapathirana, H. (2015) ‘Energy and nutrient intakes of Sri Lankan patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional survey’, BMC Research Notes, 8, pp. 1–7. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1732-5.en
dc.identifier.otherPMC4673754
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/1447
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dc.description.abstractBackground: Sri Lanka has a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Energy and macronutrient intakes of diabetic patients have not been previously studied in this population. We aimed to clarify the energy and nutrient intakes among a group of type 2 diabetic patients attending a tertiary care diabetes facility in Sri Lanka. Methods: Nutritional and energy intake of 123 randomly selected patients with type 2 diabetes, aged 30-74 years was assessed using a 24-h dietary recall. Results: The mean energy intake for all participants was 1438 (SD 412) Kcal/day. The mean proportions of total carbohydrate, protein and fat comprising total energy intake were 68.1, 11.5 and 20.2 % respectively. The mean carbohydrate intake of 249.7 g/day comprised 50 % of rice. The mean daily protein, fat and dietary fibre intake was 42.5, 33 and 18.1 g respectively with a major contribution from plant sources. There was no significant difference in energy and nutrient intakes among the male and female participants. Conclusion: The present study provides the first pilot data on the energy and macronutrient intakes of diabetes patients in Sri Lanka. We clarified that these patients consumed an energy restricted, high-carbohydrate low fat diet compared to western diabetic patients. A larger nationwide dietary survey is recommended to confirm our findings.en
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dc.subjectDiabetesen
dc.subjectDisease Prevalenceen
dc.subjectEatingen
dc.subjectEnergy Intakeen
dc.titleEnergy and nutrient intakes of Sri Lankan patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional survey.en
dc.typeArticleen
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-03T11:51:53Z


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