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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/7032,
  title    = {Nigerian Bread Contribute One Half of Recommended Vitamin a Intake in Poor-Urban Lagosian Preschoolers},
  author    = {Florence Uchendu and  Tola Atinmo},
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  abstract  = {Nigerian bread is baked with vitamin A fortified wheat flour. Study aimed at determining its contribution to preschoolers- vitamin A nutriture. A cross-sectional/experimental study was carried out in four poor-urban Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria. A pretested food frequency questionnaire was administered to randomly selected mothers of 1600 preschoolers (24-59 months). Retinyl Palmitate content of fourteen bread samples randomly collected from bakeries in all LGAs was analyzed at 0 and 5 days at 25oC using High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Data analysis was done at p<.05. Mean total intake of vitamin A from bread was 220.40μgRAE (733.94±775.68i.u). Bread contributed 6.5–178.4% of preschoolers RDA (1333i.u/400μgRAE). Mean contribution to vitamin A intake was 55.06±58.18%. Strong statistical significant relationship existed between total vitamin A intake and % RDA which was directly proportional (p<.01). Result indicates that bread made an important contribution towards vitamin A intake in poor-urban Lagosian preschoolers.
},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {6},
  number    = {10},
  year      = {2012},
  pages     = {2673 - 2678},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/7032},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=70},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {PISSN:2010-376X, EISSN:2010-3778},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 70, 2012},
}