Happiness of the oldest-old men is associated with fruit and vegetable intakes

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dc.contributor.author Jyväkorpi, Satu K.
dc.contributor.author Urtamo, A.
dc.contributor.author Pitkälä, K. H.
dc.contributor.author Strandberg, T. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-16T08:56:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-16T08:56:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.identifier.citation Jyväkorpi , S K , Urtamo , A , Pitkälä , K H & Strandberg , T E 2018 , ' Happiness of the oldest-old men is associated with fruit and vegetable intakes ' , European Geriatric Medicine , vol. 9 , no. 5 , pp. 687-690 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-018-0084-9
dc.identifier.other PURE: 116932037
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000445464700016
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85053442342
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9659-6985/work/49413609
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6299-925X/work/49416331
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5901-3584/work/68618537
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/250550
dc.description.abstract BackgroundPositive emotions and happiness may improve health and prolong life. Diet quality, Mediterranean dietary pattern, fruit and vegetable, chocolate, and fish consumption have been linked to positive affect, improved mood, and reduced risk of depression. We examined the associations between diet, nutrition, and perceived happiness in the oldest-old men.MethodsThe participants in this cross-sectional analysis were the oldest-old, home-dwelling men (n=338, mean age 88years, range 82-97years) from the longitudinal Helsinki Businessmen Study cohort. In 2016, a postal health and nutrition survey was performed. Happiness was evaluated using the Visual Analog Scale of Happiness (0-100mm). The nutrition survey included a 3-day food diary, Mediterranean Diet Adherence score, and Index of Diet Quality designed to measure adherence to Finnish dietary recommendations. The participants were divided into quartiles according to happiness scores, and diet quality scores, food intakes, and other indicators were compared between the happiness quartiles.ResultsHappiness was linearly associated with total fruit and vegetable intakes (p=0.002) and inversely associated with age (p=0.016), blood glucose levels (p=0.049), skipping lunch (p=0.023), reduced food intake (p=0.002), and weight loss (p=0.016).ConclusionsFruit and vegetable intakes indicated happiness in the oldest-old men while reduced food intakes and weight loss were inversely associated with happiness. Maintaining good nutrition and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may be important for psychological health of older people. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof European Geriatric Medicine
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Happiness
dc.subject Fruits and vegetables intake
dc.subject Oldest-old men
dc.subject Nutrition
dc.subject HEALTH
dc.subject CONSUMPTION
dc.subject DISEASE
dc.subject COHORT
dc.subject FOODS
dc.subject 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
dc.title Happiness of the oldest-old men is associated with fruit and vegetable intakes en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization Timo Strandberg / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Department of Medicine
dc.contributor.organization HUS Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation
dc.contributor.organization Teachers' Academy
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-018-0084-9
dc.relation.issn 1878-7649
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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