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Nutrition and Health – The Association between Eating Behavior and Various Health Parameters: A Matched Sample Study

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, February 2014
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Title
Nutrition and Health – The Association between Eating Behavior and Various Health Parameters: A Matched Sample Study
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PLoS ONE, February 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0088278
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Nathalie T. Burkert, Johanna Muckenhuber, Franziska Großschädl, Éva Rásky, Wolfgang Freidl

Abstract

Population-based studies have consistently shown that our diet has an influence on health. Therefore, the aim of our study was to analyze differences between different dietary habit groups in terms of health-related variables. The sample used for this cross-sectional study was taken from the Austrian Health Interview Survey AT-HIS 2006/07. In a first step, subjects were matched according to their age, sex, and socioeconomic status (SES). After matching, the total number of subjects included in the analysis was 1320 (N = 330 for each form of diet - vegetarian, carnivorous diet rich in fruits and vegetables, carnivorous diet less rich in meat, and carnivorous diet rich in meat). Analyses of variance were conducted controlling for lifestyle factors in the following domains: health (self-assessed health, impairment, number of chronic conditions, vascular risk), health care (medical treatment, vaccinations, preventive check-ups), and quality of life. In addition, differences concerning the presence of 18 chronic conditions were analyzed by means of Chi-square tests. Overall, 76.4% of all subjects were female. 40.0% of the individuals were younger than 30 years, 35.4% between 30 and 49 years, and 24.0% older than 50 years. 30.3% of the subjects had a low SES, 48.8% a middle one, and 20.9% had a high SES. Our results revealed that a vegetarian diet is related to a lower BMI and less frequent alcohol consumption. Moreover, our results showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with poorer health (higher incidences of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life. Therefore, public health programs are needed in order to reduce the health risk due to nutritional factors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 5 1%
Germany 4 <1%
United States 4 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Italy 3 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 463 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 92 19%
Student > Master 80 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 76 15%
Researcher 68 14%
Other 35 7%
Other 87 18%
Unknown 57 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 103 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 93 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 38 8%
Psychology 32 6%
Social Sciences 25 5%
Other 128 26%
Unknown 76 15%

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