Lifestyle characteristics of a cohort of 1904 Germans adhering mainly to a vegetarian diet were examined in relation to their mortality after 11 years of follow-up.
Poisson regression modelling was performed to consider the simultaneous effects of different variables on mortality from all causes, cancer (ICD 140-208) and cardiovascular diseases (ICD 390-459).
Compared to a low level of self-reported physical activity, those with a medium or high level of activity experienced only half the mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular diseases.
Physical activity showed no beneficial effect for cancer mortality in this cohort.
The body mass index (BMI) was an independent risk factor for mortality among men but essentially unrelated to mortality among women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Régime alimentaire végétarien, Epidémiologie, Allemagne, Europe, Comportement alimentaire, Mode de vie, Mortalité, Homme, Etude cohorte, Etude longitudinale, Modèle statistique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vegetarian diet, Epidemiology, Germany, Europe, Feeding behavior, Life habit, Mortality, Human, Cohort study, Follow up study, Statistical model
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Cote : 93-0395599
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.