[Adherence to the mediterranean diet and its relation to nutritional status in older people].

Auteur(s) :
Zaragoza Martí A., Ferrer Cascales R., Cabañero Martínez MJ., Hurtado Sánchez JA., Laguna Pérez A.
Date :
Avr, 2015
Source(s) :
Nutricion hospitalaria. #31:4 p1667-74
Adresse :
Departamento de Psicología de la Salud. Universidad de Alicante.. ana.zaragoza@ua.es.

Sommaire de l'article

INTRODUCTION
the Mediterranean diet (MD) and model quality diet is associated with a reduction in mortality and an improvement in quality of life in elderly.

OBJECTIVE
To evaluate the relationship between nutritional status and lifestyles with the degree of adherence to the DM in elderly Methods: Sample consists of 60 subjects who attended the nursing consultation of a scepter health of Alicante with an index greater than 24.9 body mass. The frequency questionnaire food consumption MEDIS-FFQ questionnaire PREDIMED adherence to the Mediterranean diet and anthropometric assessment was used.

RESULTS
83.3% of the population were overweight compared to 16.7% obesity, no significant differences between sexes. The percentage of body fat was 40.3% in women and 29.5% in men (p = 0.001). 65.2% of the women had cardiovascular risk compared with 81.8% of men (p = 0.001). It was observed under compliance with dietary recommendations in whole grains, fruits and nuts. Subjects with low adherence to the DM had higher rates of obesity (OR = 1.46; 95% CI, 0.89-2.40), increased consumption of snuff (OR = 1.65; 95% CI, 1.05-2.60) and alcohol (OR = 1.53; 95% CI, 0.91-2.55), increased waist-hip ratio (OR = 2.57; 95% CI, 1.3-4.9) and higher percentage of body fat (OR = 5.3; 95% CI, 1.02-6.48).

CONCLUSION
Subjects with good adherence (DM) had a lower waist-hip ratio and a lower percentage of body fat.

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