Patterns of dietary intake and psychological distress in older Australians: benefits not just from a Mediterranean diet
Allison Hodge, Osvaldo P Almeida, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles, Leon Flicker
INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression contribute to morbidity in elderly adults and may be associated with diet. We investigated the association between diet and psychological distress as a marker for depression. METHODS: Dietary patterns were defined by factor analysis or the Mediterranean Diet Score (MDS); depression and anxiety were assessed 12 years later. A total of 8,660 generally healthy men and women born in Australia and aged 50-69 years from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study were included. At baseline (1990-1994), diet (food frequency questionnaire), education, Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) - Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage, medication use, social engag..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
A. Hodge was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (grant 520316). This work was funded by VicHealth, the Cancer Council Victoria, and the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant 209057).