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Evaluation of diet quality with the mediterranean dietary quality index in university students.
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PMID:  16019303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data on diet quality in Croatian university students have been missing for more than 15?years. A food approach rather than a nutrient approach appears more appropriate to present knowledge on diet and health. The aim of the present study was to evaluate diet quality in Croatian university students (n = 663) with the Mediterranean Dietary Quality Index (M-DQI) in continental and Mediterranean regions. The M-DQI was determined with a Quantified Food Frequency Questionnaire. The minimum score for the M-DQI is 0 and the maximum score is 14. A higher score indicates a less healthy diet. The score for the M-DQI was the same in both regions (9.6) and did not differ significantly. In the category for scores 8-14 were 84.0% and 84.6% of students in the continental and Mediterranean regions, respectively. Higher correlation for the M-DQI was observed with macronutrient intakes than with micronutrient intakes. The M-DQI did not correlate with trans-fatty acid intake. A significant correlation (negative) with lycopene was observed in the Mediterranean region only. The body mass index did not correlate with the M-DQI. Students from both regions, continental and Mediterranean, had a lower diet quality evaluated with the M-DQI, with no significant difference according to region.
Zvonimir Satalić; Irena Colić Barić; Irena Keser; Bernard Marić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food sciences and nutrition     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0963-7486     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-15     Completed Date:  2005-08-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432922     Medline TA:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  589-97     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory for Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology
Body Mass Index
Croatia / epidemiology
Diet Records
Diet, Mediterranean*
Energy Intake
Health Status

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