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Urinary 1-methylhistidine is a marker of meat consumption in Black and in White California Seventh-day Adventists

Myint, T.; Fraser, G. E.; Lindsted, K. D.; Knutsen, S. F.; Hubbard, R. W.; Bennett, H. W.

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October 15, 2000


PMID: 11052553


Meat consumption predicts risk of several chronic diseases. The authors validate the accuracy of meat consumption reported by food frequency questionnaires and the mean of eight 24-hour recalls, using urinary methylhistidine excretion, in 55 Black and 71 White Adventist subjects in Los Angeles and San Diego, California, in 1994-1997. 1-Methylhistidine excretion predicts vegetarian status in Black (p = 0.02) and in White (p = 0.005) subjects. Spearman's correlation coefficients between 1-methylhistidine and estimated meat consumption were usually between 0.4 and 0.6 for both food frequency questionnaires and 24-hour recall data. This is despite the chance collection of dietary recalls and urines from omnivores on meatless days.

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Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Diet, Vegetarian; Methylhistidines; Logistic Models; Age Distribution; Sex Distribution; Surveys and Questionnaires; Meat; European Continental Ancestry Group; Diet Surveys; Christianity; California; Chromatography, Ion Exchange; Mental Recall

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