Diet and overall survival in elderly people.
To assess the influence of a specific dietary pattern on overall survival.
Setting-Three rural Greek villages, the data from which were collected as part of an international cross cultural study of food habits in later life.
Subject-182 elderly residents of the three villages.
Main outcome measure-Overall mortality
Diet was assessed with a validated extensive semiquantitative questionnaire on food intake.
A one unit increase in diet score, devised a priori on the basis of eight component characteristics of the traditional common diet in the Mediterranean region, was associated with a significant 17% reduction in overall mortality (95% confidence interval 1% to 31%). Conclusion-A diet meeting currently understood health criteria does predict survival among people.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Survie, Vieillard, Diététique, Corrélation, Mortalité, Incidence, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Survival, Elderly, Dietetics, Correlation, Mortality, Incidence, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0042056
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.