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Titolo: Adherence to the traditional Mediterranean diet in a population of South of Italy: factors involved and proposal of an educational field-based survey tool

Anno di pubblicazione: 2018

Formato: Elettronico

Autori: Vitale M.; Racca E.; Izzo A.; Giacco A.; Parente E.; Riccardi G.; Giacco R.

Affiliazioni autori: Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University "Federico II" of Naples, Naples, Italy, ; Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy, ; Institute of Food Science of CNR, Avellino, Italy,

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: We developed and validated a tool assessing the adherence to the Mediterranean diet based on current nutritional recommendations for health promotion (MEDI-Quest). Four-hundred-and-eleven clinically healthy subjects completed both the MEDI-Quest-score and the validated MedDietScore (MDS). A good accordance between MEDI-Quest and MDS was observed (R = 0.638), as well as for the percentage of individuals having similar scores with both methods for each food group. Regarding socio-cultural-factors, higher adherence was observed in people with older-age (OR = 1.030, p < .0001), more qualifier-employment (OR = 1.136, p < .005), higher-income (OR = 1.925, p < .0001), interest in reading-food-labels (OR = 2.057, p < .0001), and having frequent physical activity (OR = 1.608, p < .05). In conclusion, our findings show that (1) the MEDI-Quest score well correlate with MDS, and (2) the adherence to the Mediterranean diet is not particularly high due to less cultural roots. It could be necessary to improve people's knowledge about food and nutrition, taking into consideration believes embedded in their family, tradition and religion.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Lingua altro abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 1

Pagine a: 7


International journal of food sciences and nutrition Informa Healthcare
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0963-7486

DOI: 10.1080/09637486.2018.1481202

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Stato della pubblicazione: Published version

Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-85048882560]

Parole chiave:

  • Mediterranean; Mediterranean diet; Mediterranean score; diet adherence; score; survey instrument

URL: http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s2.0-85048882560&origin=inward

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