In the WHO MONICA Augsburg survey of 1984/85 dietary intake was assessed in an age-stratified cluster sample of 899 men aged 45–64 years by 7-day records. The mean energy intake was 2,609 kcal (10.9 MJ), 15.9% of which came from protein, 38.1 % from fat, and 36.6% from carbohydrate. A remarkably high proportion of 9.4% was derived from alcohol. Saturated fatty acids accounted for 14.6% of total energy, monounsaturated fatty acids for 13.2% and polyunsaturated fatty acids for 5.2%. The results showed that current dietary habits do not conform with the national nutritional guidelines.

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