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The aim of the study was to assess the frequency of the C282Y and H63D mutations of the hemochromatosis gene (HFE) in ethnic Danes. The series comprised 2501 subjects (1284 men) of Danish heritage who were drawn at random from the Census Registry in age cohorts of 30, 40, 50, and 60 years. The frequency of the C282Y and H63D mutations was assessed on blood(More)
In 1999 the Council of Europe decided to collect information regarding Nutrition programmes in hospitals and for this purpose a network consisting of national experts from eight of the Partial Agreement member states was established. The aim was to review the current practice in Europe regarding hospital food provision, to highlight deficiencies and to(More)
Iron status, i.e. serum ferritin and haemoglobin (Hb) levels, was assessed in a population survey in 1994 (Dan-Monica 10) comprising 1319 Caucasian Danish women in age cohorts of 40, 50, 60 and 70 years. In the entire series, ferritin levels increased significantly from 40 years to 60 years of age. The prevalence of small iron stores (ferritin 16-32(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the capacity of the 'Determine Your Nutritional Health' Checklist (NSI Checklist) and the 'Mini Nutritional Assessment' (MNA) methods to predict nutrition-related health problems. Data were from the Danish part of the 'Survey in Europe of Nutrition in the Elderly, a Concerted Action' (SENECA) baseline survey(More)
OBJECTIVE The association between severe iodine deficiency and endemic goitre is well established, but little information is available on the relation between milder degrees of iodine deficiency and goitre prevalence. SUBJECTS In a comparative epidemiological study performed in two regions in Denmark, we examined 4649 subjects from the general population,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the day-to-day and within-day variation in urinary iodine excretion and the day-to-day variation in iodine intake. DESIGN Collection of consecutive 24-h urine samples and casual urine samples over 24h. SETTING The study population consisted of highly motivated subjects from our Institute. SUBJECTS Study 1: Ten healthy subjects(More)
Taste sensation in patients with cancer has previously been studied with the cumbersome method of chemical gustometry, which have produced inconsistent results. In this study taste thresholds were determined with the simple and reliable technique of electrogustometry in 51 patients with cancers of the lung (small cell), ovary or breast, and in 29 matched(More)
BACKGROUND An elevated total homocysteine (tHcy) concentration is considered to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and has also been associated with an increased risk of neural tube defects. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate folate intake, folate status, and the association between folate intake, other dietary(More)
OBJECTIVE Few population-based studies have described the epidemiology of subtypes of hyperthyroidism. DESIGN A prospective population-based study, monitoring two well-defined Danish cohorts in Aalborg with moderate iodine deficiency (n=311 102) and Copenhagen with only mild iodine deficiency (n=227 632). METHODS A laboratory monitoring system(More)
PURPOSE This study examined the effect of frequent nutritional counseling on oral intake, body weight, response rate, survival, and quality of life in patients with cancer of the lung (small-cell), ovary, or breast undergoing cyclic chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 105 assessable patients, 57 were randomized to receive nutritional counseling, and 48(More)