Assessment of food intakes: are we measuring what people eat?

  title={Assessment of food intakes: are we measuring what people eat?},
  author={M Barbara E Livingstone},
  journal={British journal of biomedical science},
  volume={52 1},
Accurate assessments of dietary intake are a pre-requisite for assessing the relationships between diet and health. However, the quantification of errors in dietary data has remained largely undetected because of the absence of techniques to verify dietary survey methodology. Recent studies using doubly-labelled water estimates of total energy expenditure to validate self-reported energy intakes have demonstrated that the majority of these are systematically biased towards under-estimation of… CONTINUE READING