Numerous studies have demonstrated a relationship between adherence to Mediterranean diet and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases. The aim of this study was to validate a novel instrument to measure adherence to Mediterranean diet based on the literature (the MEDI-LITE score). Two-hundred-and-four clinically healthy subjects completed both the MEDI-LITE score and the validated MedDietScore (MDS). Significant positive correlation between the MEDI-LITE and the MDS scores was found in the study population (R1⁄4.70; p<.0001). Furthermore, statistically significant positive correlations were found for all the nine different food groups. According to the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, MEDI-LITE evidenced a significant dis- criminative capacity between adherents and non-adherents to the Mediterranean diet pattern (optimal cut-off point 1⁄4 8.50; sensitivity 1⁄4 96%; specificity 1⁄4 38%). In conclusion, our findings show that the MEDI-LITE score well correlate with MDS in both global score and in most of the items related to the specific food categories.

Validation of a literature-based adherence score to Mediterranean diet: the MEDI-LITE score / Sofi, F; Dinu, M; Pagliai, G; Marcucci, R; Casini, A. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCES AND NUTRITION. - ISSN 0963-7486. - STAMPA. - 68:(2017), pp. 757-762. [10.1080/09637486.2017.1287884]

Validation of a literature-based adherence score to Mediterranean diet: the MEDI-LITE score

SOFI, FRANCESCO;DINU, MONICA RODICA;MARCUCCI, ROSSELLA;CASINI, ALESSANDRO
2017

Abstract

Numerous studies have demonstrated a relationship between adherence to Mediterranean diet and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases. The aim of this study was to validate a novel instrument to measure adherence to Mediterranean diet based on the literature (the MEDI-LITE score). Two-hundred-and-four clinically healthy subjects completed both the MEDI-LITE score and the validated MedDietScore (MDS). Significant positive correlation between the MEDI-LITE and the MDS scores was found in the study population (R1⁄4.70; p<.0001). Furthermore, statistically significant positive correlations were found for all the nine different food groups. According to the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, MEDI-LITE evidenced a significant dis- criminative capacity between adherents and non-adherents to the Mediterranean diet pattern (optimal cut-off point 1⁄4 8.50; sensitivity 1⁄4 96%; specificity 1⁄4 38%). In conclusion, our findings show that the MEDI-LITE score well correlate with MDS in both global score and in most of the items related to the specific food categories.
2017
68
757
762
Goal 3: Good health and well-being for people
Sofi, F; Dinu, M; Pagliai, G; Marcucci, R; Casini, A
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