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dc.contributor.authorBach, Annaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSerra-Majem, Lluísen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarrasco, Josep L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRoman, Blancaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNgo, Joyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBertomeu, Isabelen_US
dc.contributor.authorObrador, Bielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-22T02:48:21Z-
dc.date.available2018-11-22T02:48:21Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.issn1368-9800en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10553/44818-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to review some of the methods that several epidemiological studies use to evaluate the adherence of a population to the Mediterranean diet pattern. Among these methods, diet indexes attempt to make a global evaluation of the quality of the diet based on a traditional Mediterranean reference pattern, described as a priori, general and qualitative. The Mediterranean diet indexes, hence, summarise the diet by means of a single score that results from a function of different components, such as food, food groups or a combination of foods and nutrients. The reviewed evaluation methods can be classified into three categories depending on the way they are calculated: (1) those based on a positive or negative scoring of the components, (2) those that add or substract standardised components, and (3) those that are based on a ratio between components.Dietary scores have been used to explore the multiple associations between the Mediterranean diet, as an integral entity, and health parameters such as life expectancy or the incidence of obesity, cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancers. Moreover, these indexes are also useful tools to measure food consumption trends and to identify the involved factors, as well as to develop comprehensive public health nutrition recommendations.A more precise and quantitative definition of the Mediterranean diet is required if the adherence to such a dietary pattern is intended to be more accurately measured. Other aspects of the Mediterranean diet indexes should also be taken into account, like the inclusion of typical Mediterranean foods such as nuts and fish and the validation of the dietary pattern approach by using biomarkers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Health Nutritionen_US
dc.sourcePublic Health Nutrition [ISSN 1368-9800], v. 9, p. 132-146en_US
dc.subject32 Ciencias médicasen_US
dc.subject3206 Ciencias de la nutriciónen_US
dc.subject3202 Epidemologiaen_US
dc.subject.otherCoronary-Heart-Diseaseen_US
dc.subject.otherElderly-Peopleen_US
dc.subject.otherOlive Oilen_US
dc.subject.otherMyocardial-Infarctionen_US
dc.subject.otherGreek Populationen_US
dc.subject.otherQuality Indexen_US
dc.subject.other7 Countriesen_US
dc.subject.otherSurvivalen_US
dc.subject.otherRisken_US
dc.subject.otherPatternen_US
dc.titleThe use of indexes evaluating the adherence to the Mediterranean diet in epidemiological studies: A reviewen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/reviewen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.relation.conference2nd Euro-Mediterranean Forum-
dc.identifier.doi10.1079/PHN2005936-
dc.identifier.scopus33646825664-
dc.identifier.isi000235732000008-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid20733643300-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid13610150500-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid35596972100-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid6504580533-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid7006472904-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid7004471656-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid26433157800-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid16203343100-
dc.description.lastpage146en_US
dc.description.firstpage132en_US
dc.relation.volume9en_US
dc.investigacionCiencias de la Saluden_US
dc.type2Reseñaen_US
dc.contributor.daisngid31271432-
dc.contributor.daisngid28836-
dc.contributor.daisngid357662-
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dc.contributor.daisngid1165987-
dc.contributor.daisngid8282452-
dc.contributor.daisngid1351599-
dc.description.numberofpages15en_US
dc.utils.revisionen_US
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Bach, A-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Serra-Majem, L-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Carrasco, JL-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Roman, B-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Ngo, J-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Bertomeu, I-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Obrador, B-
dc.date.coverdateFebrero 2006en_US
dc.identifier.ulpgcen_US
dc.contributor.buulpgcBU-MEDen_US
item.grantfulltextopen-
item.fulltextCon texto completo-
crisitem.author.deptNutrición-
crisitem.author.deptIU de Investigaciones Biomédicas y Sanitarias-
crisitem.author.deptDepartamento de Ciencias Clínicas-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-9658-9061-
crisitem.author.parentorgIU de Investigaciones Biomédicas y Sanitarias-
crisitem.author.fullNameSerra Majem, Luis-
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