Soft drinks consumption, diet quality and BMI in a Mediterranean population.

06:00 EDT 20th October 2010 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Soft drinks consumption, diet quality and BMI in a Mediterranean population."

Evidence of the effects of soft drinks consumption on BMI and lifestyle in adult populations is mixed and quite limited. The aim of the present study was to determine the association of soft drinks consumption with BMI and lifestyle in a representative Mediterranean population.
Two independent, population-based, cross-sectional (2000 and 2005) studies. Dietary intake was assessed using a validated FFQ. Weight and height were measured.
Girona, Spain.
Random sample of the 35- to 74-year-old population (3910 men and 4285 women).
Less than half (41·7 %) of the population consumed soft drinks; the mean consumption was 36·2 ml/d. The prevalence of sedentary lifestyle increased with the frequency of soft drinks consumption (P = 0·025). Daily soft drinks consumption significantly increased the risk of low adherence to the Mediterranean diet (OR = 0·57, 95 % CI 0·44, 0·74 v. top tertile of Mediterranean diet score). Multiple linear regression analyses, controlled for potential confounders, revealed that an increment in soft drinks consumption of 100 ml was associated with a 0·21 kg/m2 increase in BMI (P = 0·001). Only implausibly low reports of energy consumption showed a null association between soft drinks consumption and BMI.
Soft drinks consumption was not embedded in a healthy diet context and was positively associated with BMI and sedentary lifestyle in this Mediterranean population.


1Servei de Pneumologia, Hospital del Mar - IMIM, Barcelona, Spain.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Public health nutrition
ISSN: 1475-2727
Pages: 1-7


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [21362 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Consumption of Carbonated Soft Drinks Among Young Adolescents Aged 12 to 15 Years in 53 Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

To compare consumption of carbonated soft drinks among young adolescents in 53 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Prototypical versus contemporary Mediterranean Diet.

To investigate the evolution of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) in a delimited area of Southern Italy, by comparing the diet adopted 60-70 years ago (Prototypical Mediterranean Diet, PMD) with the contemp...

Neuroprotective Diets Are Associated with Better Cognitive Function: The Health and Retirement Study.

To evaluate the association between the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) and the Mediterranean-DASH diet Intervention for Neurodegeneration Delay (MIND diet) and cognition in a nationally representative p...

Is Living near Healthier Food Stores Associated with Better Food Intake in Regional Australia?

High prevalence of obesity and non-communicable diseases is a global public health problem, in which the quality of food environments is thought to play an important role. Current scientific evidence ...

Mediterranean diet adherence in the Mediterranean healthy eating, aging and lifestyle (MEAL) study cohort.

A decline in adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern has been observed over the last years. The aim of this study was to assess the level of adherence to the Mediterranean diet and possible det...

Clinical Trials [6714 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Blood Glucose Homeostasis in Type 2 Diabetes: the Effects of Saccharose

Hyperglycemia forms a direct and independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular co-morbidities in type 2 diabetes. Consumption of sucrose-sweetened soft drinks might further...

Exercise and Mediterranean Diet on Body Composition, Disease Activity and Inflammatory Markers in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease with metabolic alterations due mainly by the liberation of catabolic cytokines leading to changes in body composition as rheumatoi...

Feasibility Trial of a Mediterranean Diet Pattern to Prevent Cognitive Decline

By doing this study, researchers hope to learn if older adults with and without cognitive impairment can adhere to a Mediterranean diet.

Feeding America's Bravest: Mediterranean Diet-Based Interventions to Change Firefighters' Eating Habits

The purpose of this study is to modify the food culture of the fire service by motivating firefighters and their families to incorporate Mediterranean diet principles at work and home thro...

Response of NAFLD Patients to Mediterranean Diet

The effects of Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) on clinical, biochemical and inflammatory profile in NAFLD patients with simple steatosis. Potential associations of single nucleotide polymorph...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A diet typical of the Mediterranean region characterized by a pattern high in fruits and vegetables, cereals and bread, potatoes, poultry, beans, nuts, olive oil and fish while low in red meat and dairy and moderate in alcohol consumption.

Systematic collections of factual data pertaining to the diet of a human population within a given geographic area.

Sucrose present in the diet. It is added to food and drinks as a sweetener.

Preservative for wines, soft drinks, and fruit juices and a gentle esterifying agent.

The MEDITERRANEAN SEA, the MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS, and the countries bordering on the sea collectively.

Quick Search

DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Women's Health
Women's Health - key topics include breast cancer, pregnancy, menopause, stroke Follow and track Women's Health News on BioPortfolio: Women's Health News RSS Women'...

Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...

Searches Linking to this Article