Association between dietary patterns and mental disorders in pregnant women in Southern Brazil.

Auteur(s) :
Paskulin JT., Drehmer M., Olinto MT., Hoffmann JF., Pinheiro AP., Schmidt MI., Nunes MA.
Date :
Mar, 2017
Source(s) :
Revista brasileira de psiquiatria (Sao Paulo, Brazil : 1999). # p
Adresse :
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Epidemiologia, Departamento de Medicina Social Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

Sommaire de l'article

To evaluate the association between dietary patterns and mental disorders among pregnant women in southern Brazil.

Cross-sectional study with 712 pregnant women recruited from the Study of Food Intake and Eating Behaviors in Pregnancy (ECCAGe). Food intake assessment was performed using the Food Frequency Questionnaire. Dietary patterns were identified by cluster analysis. The Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) was used to evaluate participants' mental health. Poisson regression models with robust variance were fitted to estimate prevalence ratios (PR).

In the adjusted models, there was a high prevalence of major depressive disorder among women with low fruit intake (43%, PR 1.43, 95%CI 1.04-1.95) and high sweets and sugars intake (91%, PR 1.91, 95%CI 1.19-3.07). Women with a common-Brazilian dietary pattern had higher prevalence of major depressive disorder compared to those with a varied consumption pattern (PR 1.43, 95%CI 1.01-2.02). Low intake of beans was significantly associated with generalized anxiety disorder (PR 1.40, 95%CI 1.01-1.93).

Low consumption of fruits and beans and intake of the common-Brazilian dietary pattern during pregnancy were associated with higher prevalence of mental disorders. These results reinforce the importance of an adequate dietary intake to ensure better mental health in pregnancy.

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