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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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7 news outlets
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9 blogs
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1149 tweeters
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267 Facebook pages
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29 Google+ users
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Title
Nutrition and Health – The Association between Eating Behavior and Various Health Parameters: A Matched Sample Study
Published in
PLoS ONE, February 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0088278
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Authors

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%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Italy 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 8 2%
Unknown 365 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 70 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 66 17%
Student > Master 64 16%
Researcher 59 15%
Other 31 8%
Other 109 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 90 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 82 21%
Unspecified 47 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 7%
Psychology 25 6%
Other 127 32%

Attention Score in Context

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