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German Nutrient Database (BLS)


Food and consumer protection

This project contributes to the research aim 'Food and consumer protection'. Which funding institutions are active for this aim? What are the sub-aims? Take a look:
Food and consumer protection

Project code: MRI-EV-08-34
Contract period: 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2020
Purpose of research: Inventory & Assessment

The German Nutrient Database (BLS) is the basis to determine the energy and nutrient intake for nutrition surveys in Germany. Current BLS version 3.02 (published May 2014).

Hartmann B M, Bell S, Vásquez-Caicedo A L, Götz A, Brombach C: Der Bundeslebensmittelschlüssel. Aktuelle Entwicklungen, Potenzial und Perspektiven. Ernährungs-Umschau 53, 124-129, 2006 Hartmann B M, Vásquez-Caicedo A L, Bell S, Krems C, Brombach C: The German nutrient database: Basis for analysis of the nutritional status of the German population. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 21, 115-118, 2008 Hartmann B M, Heuer T, Hoffmann I: The German Nutrient Database: Effect of different versions on the calculated energy and nutrient intake of the German Population. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 42, 26-29, 2015 Hartmann B, Heuer T, Hoffmann I: Different versions of the German nutrient database BLS: Effect on nutrient intake. Ann Nutr Metab 67, (suppl 1), .238, 2015 Kühn J, Schröter A, Hartmann BM, Stangl GI: Cocoa and chocolate are sources of vitamin D2. Food Chemistry 269, 318-320, 2018. doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.06.098

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Framework programme

BMEL Frameworkprogramme 2008

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