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  1. Diet and overall survival in elderly people.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To assess the influence of a specific dietary pattern on overall survival.

    Design-Cohort study

    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

    Results

    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.