Nutrient intakes linked to better health outcomes are associated with higher diet costs in the US.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


PloS one, Volume 7, Issue 5, p.e37533 (2012)


2012, Adult, Aged, diet, Energy Intake, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nutrition Assessment Core Facility, Nutritional Status, Sex Factors, Shared Resources, Social Class


Degrees of nutrient intake and food groups have been linked to differential chronic disease risk. However, intakes of specific nutrients may also be associated with differential diet costs and unobserved differences in socioeconomic status (SES). The present study examined degrees of nutrient intake, for every key nutrient in the diet, in relation to diet cost and SES.