The purpose of this study is to evaluate nutritional status of ascorbic acid in 96 Korean female college students. Dietary intake level was estimated with three day diet records. Serum ascorbic acid were analyzed with fasting blood. Nutrient intakes was calculated using three different food composition databases ; analysis data of cooked food items ; analysis data of raw foods ; published food composition table. Ascorbic acid intake levels calculated with different food composition databases differed by 15% Using analysis data of cooked foods resulted in the lowest intake level 49.26 mg per day. Main sources of ascorbic acid investigated were Cheju mandarin orange juice and hard persimmon orange juice and Kimchi. Mean value of serum ascorbic acid level was 1.04 mg/dl and 4.2% of subjects were in marginal risk or deficient range. It was found to significantly correlate asscorbic acid intake with serum ascorbic acid content. Correlation coefficient with results calculated using analyzed data was higher than that using published data. Serum levels and mean daily intake levels of ascorbic acid in the subjects were significantly correlated. From these results it is concluded that ascorbic acid content of cooked foods should be included in the Food Composition Tables in Korea. Korean female college students were in lower risk of ascorbic acid deficiency.
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