Self-Report Dieters : Who Are They?

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Sares-Jäske , L , Knekt , P , Männistö , S , Lindfors , O & Heliövaara , M 2019 , ' Self-Report Dieters : Who Are They? ' , Nutrients , vol. 11 , no. 8 , 1789 . https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11081789

Title: Self-Report Dieters : Who Are They?
Author: Sares-Jäske, Laura; Knekt, Paul; Männistö, Satu; Lindfors, Olavi; Heliövaara, Markku
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health
Date: 2019-08
Language: eng
Number of pages: 21
Belongs to series: Nutrients
ISSN: 2072-6643
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/306594
Abstract: Dieting attempts have become popular worldwide. Dieting, however, seems to have both positive and negative health-related consequences. So far, only a few studies have focused on the determinants of dieting in detail. This study explores the association between self-report dieting attempts and intentional weight loss (IWL) during the previous year and several demographic, lifestyle, health, and psychological factors in a cross-sectional study design using data from the representative Finnish Health 2000 Survey. The sample comprised 2147 men and 2378 women, aged 30-69. Information for potential determinants was assembled via health examinations, interviews, and questionnaires. Approximately 24% of the men and 39% of the women reported dieting attempts and 10% of the men and 15% of the women reported IWL. Dieting attempts were associated with younger age, education, BMI, formerly smoking, more favourable values in lifestyle variables, and unfavorable values in serum HDL and triglycerides, a worse sense of coherence, concerns about one's appearance, and concerns about one's health. Among men, diabetics and those sleeping
Subject: dieting attempts
intentional weight loss
determinants
obesity
WEIGHT-LOSS ATTEMPTS
FOOD FREQUENCY QUESTIONNAIRE
BODY-MASS INDEX
LOSE WEIGHT
LOSS STRATEGIES
METABOLIC SYNDROME
PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
US ADULTS
OBESITY
RISK
3143 Nutrition
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