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Mediterranean diet and quality of life: Baseline cross-sectional analysis of the PREDIMED-PLUS trial

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dc.contributor.author Galilea-Zabalza, Iñigo
dc.contributor.author Zomeño Fajardo, Maria Dolores
dc.contributor.author Muñoz, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.author Fitó Colomer, Montserrat
dc.contributor.author PREDIMED-PLUS Study Investigators
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-10T07:40:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-10T07:40:42Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Galilea-Zabalza I, Buil-Cosiales P, Salas-Salvadó J, Toledo E, Ortega-Azorín C, Díez-Espino J et al. Mediterranean diet and quality of life: Baseline cross-sectional analysis of the PREDIMED-PLUS trial. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0198974. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0198974
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/37203
dc.description.abstract We assessed if a 17-item score capturing adherence to a traditional Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) was associated with better health-related quality of life among older Spanish men and women with overweight or obesity harboring the metabolic syndrome. We analyzed baseline data from 6430 men and women (age 55–70 years) participating in the PREDIMED-Plus study. PREDIMED-Plus is a multi-centre randomized trial testing an energy-restricted MedDiet combined with promotion of physical activity and behavioral therapy for primary cardiovascular prevention compared to a MedDiet alone. Participants answered a 36-item questionnaire about health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and a 17-item questionnaire that assessed adherence to an MedDiet. We used ANCOVA and multivariable-adjusted linear regression models to compare baseline adjusted means of the quality of life scales according to categories of adherence to the MedDiet. Higher adherence to the MedDiet was independently associated with significantly better scores in the eight dimensions of HRQoL. Adjusted differences of > = 3 points between the highest and the lowest dietary adherence groups to the MedDiet were observed for vitality, emotional role, and mental health and of > = 2 points for the other dimensions. In conclusion, this study shows a positive association between adherence to a MedDiet and several dimensions of quality of life.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.relation.ispartof PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0198974
dc.rights © 2018 Galilea-Zabalza et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Mediterranean diet and quality of life: Baseline cross-sectional analysis of the PREDIMED-PLUS trial
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198974
dc.subject.keyword Diet
dc.subject.keyword Quality of life
dc.subject.keyword Mental health and psychiatry
dc.subject.keyword Physical activity
dc.subject.keyword Emotions
dc.subject.keyword Hypertension
dc.subject.keyword Metabolic disorders
dc.subject.keyword Vegetable oils
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