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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Healthy Eating Index: Evaluation Of Adapted Version And Its Applicability [Índice De Qualidade Da Dieta: Avaliação Da Adaptação E Aplicabilidade]
Author: Fisberg R.M.
Slater B.
Barros R.R.
De Lima F.D.
Cesar C.L.G.
Carandina L.
De Azevedo Barros M.B.
Goldbaum M.
Abstract: Objective: This study was to adapt and to applied the U.S.A.'s Healthy Eating Index to evaluate the diet quality of individuals (n=50) residing in Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil. Methods: The food intake was measured by the 24-hour dietary recall method, and evaluated by an adapted Healthy Eating Index. The index was obtained by a score of the distribution of the ten components of the considered healthy diet. Results: The mean Healthy Eating Index was 51,5; it was found that 12 percent of individuals had "good" diets; 74 percent, had diets that "needed improvement"; and 14 percent, had "poor" diets. There were a negative and significant correlation (p<0,05) between the Healthy Eating Index and the total dietary fat, fatty acids, cholesterol and sodium. The mean retinol and fiber intakes, presented a positive and significant correlation with the Healthy Eating Index. Conclusion: The results showed that the use of Healthy Eating Index in a target population is feasible.
Citation: Revista De Nutricao. , v. 17, n. 3, p. 301 - 308, 2004.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2004
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