Potatoes - a scoping review for Nordic Nutrition Recommendations 2023

Food Nutr Res. 2024 Jan 29;68. doi: 10.29219/fnr.v68.10454. eCollection 2024.ABSTRACTPotatoes comprise a common staple food in the Nordic and Baltic countries and contribute to the diet with vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and phytochemicals. However, potatoes may also be consumed in processed forms with added fat and salt, which raises concerns about possible adverse health effects. The aim of this scoping review is to describe the overall evidence for the role of potatoes as a basis for setting and updating food-based dietary guidelines in the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations 2023. PubMed was searched for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and evidence was extracted on relevant health outcomes. Current available evidence indicates that moderate consumption of potatoes is not associated with a substantial risk of chronic diseases, and that they may be part of a healthy diet. However, the health effects vary greatly depending on cooking methods, and studies indicate that the intake of French fries/fried potatoes should be limited. Overall, the evidence regarding health effects of potatoes is very limited, and possible associations need to be further investigated.PMID:38327995 | PMC:PMC10845899 | DOI:10.29219/fnr.v68.10454
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