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Professor Cristina Andres Lacueva, Head of the Biomarkers and Nutritional and Food Metabolomics Research Group of the UB and coordinator of the study, based on a 12-year follow-up of a population sample composed of 807 men and women aged 65 or over from Greve and Bagno (Tuscany, Italy), explains that the development and use of nutritional biomarkers enables to make a more precise and particularly, more objective estimation of intake as it is based on participants' memory when answering questionnaire. Nutritional biomarkers take into account bioavailabity and individual differences. This methodology makes a more reliable and accurate evaluation of the association between food intake and mortality or disease risk.

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