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Recent Dietary Studies in the Arctic

Dietary surveys serve several purposes, namely to describe and analyze the food choice and nutritional adequacy of the diet and to assess the role of food components as sources/carriers of anthropogenic pollutants, including heavy metals, organochlorine (OC) compounds and radionuclides. Dietary surveys have been performed among Arctic populations as part of the AMAP Human Health Programme and as part of independent studies. A very large body of dietary information has been accumulated in Canada over the last twenty years, especially by the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE).

807: Persistent Toxic Substances, Food Security, and Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North

11 Aug 2014


Recent Dietary Studies in the Arctic.pdf