Evaluation of the Relationship between Adherence to Mediterranean Diet in 14- 16 Years Old Adolescents and Their Intestinal Health


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Authors

  • Vivyın Lara YILDIZ
  • Gözde ARITICI ÇOLAK Acıbadem Üniversitesi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7924820

Keywords:

Adolescent, Intestinal Health, Mediterranean Diet Compliance

Abstract

Aims: This research, it was aimed to evaluate relationship between adaptation of Mediterranean Diet in adolescents and its intestinal health.

Methods:  The study was included 200 students who were aged between 14-16 and studied in Antakya High School in the academic years of 2019-2020. In this study, the nutritional habits of individuals, are evaluated by 24-hour dietary record form and food frequency questionnare; intestinal health was questioned by Bristol Stool Scale questionnaires and adherence to the Mediterranean Diet was evaluated by the KIDMED index scale. The questionnaires were administered by face-to-face interview method.

Results: In this study  was evaluated ; 66,3% of girls had an optimal quality;  31,5% of girls had a mild quality, 2,2% of girls had a low quality;  68,5% of men had an optimal quality, 26,9% of men had a mild quality, 4,6% of men had a low quality of Mediterranean Diet. Mediterranean Diet Quality Index (KIDMED) score results of adolescents weren’t found to be significantly different by gender of adolescents (p>0.05). According to Bristol Score of adolescents 1,1 % of girls had slow colonic transit time, 95,7% of girls had normal colonic transit time, 3,3% of girls had rapid colonic transit time;  9,3%  of men had slow colonic transit time,  86,1% of men had normal colonic transit time, 4,6% of men had rapid colonic transit time. Bristol Scores of adolescents were found statistically different according to their gender (p=0.029; p<0.05).

Conclusion: As a result of this study, it was observed that  high adherence to the Mediterranean Diet in adolescents had a positive effect on intestinal health.

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2023-05-12

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YILDIZ, V. L., & ARITICI ÇOLAK, G. (2023). Evaluation of the Relationship between Adherence to Mediterranean Diet in 14- 16 Years Old Adolescents and Their Intestinal Health . GEVHER NESIBE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, 8(2), 339–346. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7924820

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