Mediterranean diet adherence by patients with primary open angle glaucoma.

Auteur(s) :
Abreu-Reyes JA., Álvarez-Luis D., Arteaga-Hernández V., Sánchez-Mendez M., Abreu-González R.
Date :
Fév, 2017
Source(s) :
Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia. # p
Adresse :
Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife, España. Electronic address: jaabreureyes@gmail.com.

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OBJECTIVE
To study the adherence to the Mediterranean diet in patients affected by primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).

MATERIALS AND METHODS
An observational study was conducted to assess the adherence to the Mediterranean diet in patients affected by POAG, and who attended the Ophthalmology Department of the Canary Islands University Hospital. The study included completing a 14-item questionnaire validated by the PREDIMED Study, in person or by telephone.

RESULTS
A total of 100 questionnaires were completed successfully by 50 males and 50 females. The mean age was 69.58 years for the males and 67.42 years for women. The men had more comorbidities than women (tobacco 14 vs. 3%), arterial hypertension, and diabetes (30 vs. 28%, and 16 vs. 6%, respectively). Adherence to the Mediterranean diet in males, was low in 9 patients (18%), moderate in 37 (74%), and high in 4 (8%) cases. In women adherence was low in 14 patients (28%), moderate in 34 (68%), and high in 2 (6%) cases. The overall adhesion to the Mediterranean diet is low in 23%, moderate in 71% and high in 6% of the cases.

CONCLUSION
Patients who are affected by POAG have moderate adherence to the Mediterranean diet.

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