Journal article

The association between dietary patterns and mental health in early adolescence

Wendy H Oddy, Monique Robinson, Gina L Ambrosini, Therese A O'Sullivan, Nicholas H de Klerk, Lawrence J Beilin, Sven R Silburn, Stephen R Zubrick, Fiona J Stanley

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associations between dietary patterns and mental health in early adolescence. METHOD: The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study is a prospective study of 2900 pregnancies recruited from 1989-1992. At 14 years of age (2003-2006; n=1324), the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) was used to assess behaviour (characterising mental health status), with higher scores representing poorer behaviour. Two dietary patterns (Western and Healthy) were identified using factor analysis and food group intakes estimated by a 212-item food frequency questionnaire. Relationships between dietary patterns, food group intakes and behaviour were examined using general linear ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study is funded by the Raine Medical Research Foundation at The University of Western Australia, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC), the Telstra Foundation, the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation, and the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund. We would also like to acknowledge the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and the NHMRC Program Grant which supported the 14-year follow-up (Stanley et al., ID 003209). We are extremely grateful to all the families who took part in this study and the whole Raine Study team, which includes data collectors, cohort managers, data managers, clerical staff, research scientists and volunteers.