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Association of Dietary Patterns with Metabolic Syndrome: Results from the Kardiovize Brno 2030 Study

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies “GF Ingrassia”, University of Catania, via S. Sofia 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
International Clinical Research Center, St Anne’s University Hospital, 656 91 Brno, Czech Republic
Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Division of Medicine, University College London (UCL), London NW3 2PF, UK
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Nutrients 2018, 10(7), 898;
Received: 12 June 2018 / Revised: 26 June 2018 / Accepted: 11 July 2018 / Published: 13 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Liver, Oxidative Stress and Metabolic Syndromes)
Although metabolic syndrome (MetS) could be handled by lifestyle interventions, its relationship with dietary patterns remains unclear in populations from Central Europe. Using data from the Kardiovize Brno cohort, the present study aims to identify the main dietary patterns and to evaluate their association with MetS risk in a random urban sample from Brno, Czech Republic. In a cross-sectional study of 1934 subjects aged 25–65 years (44.3% male), dietary patterns were derived by food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) administration and principal component analysis. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the International Diabetes Federation statement. Logistic regression models were applied. High adherence to the prudent dietary pattern was associated with lower odds of abdominal obesity, abnormal glucose concentration, and MetS. By contrast, high adherence to the western dietary pattern was associated with higher odds of abnormal glucose, triglycerides and blood pressure levels. Whilst our results confirm the deleterious effect of a western dietary pattern on several metabolic risk factors, they also indicate that the consumption of a diet rich in cereals, fish, fruit and vegetables is associated with a healthier metabolic profile. However, further prospective research is warranted to develop and validate novel potential preventive strategies against MetS and its complications. View Full-Text
Keywords: diet; nutrition; metabolic disorders; obesity; hypertension; diabetes; hyperlipidemia diet; nutrition; metabolic disorders; obesity; hypertension; diabetes; hyperlipidemia
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Agodi, A.; Maugeri, A.; Kunzova, S.; Sochor, O.; Bauerova, H.; Kiacova, N.; Barchitta, M.; Vinciguerra, M. Association of Dietary Patterns with Metabolic Syndrome: Results from the Kardiovize Brno 2030 Study. Nutrients 2018, 10, 898.

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