Characterization of Norwegian women eating wholegrain bread

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Bakken, Toril ; Braaten, Tonje ; Olsen, Anja ; Lund, Eiliv ; Skeie, Guri (2015)
  • Publisher: Nutrition Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1017/S1368980015000245
  • Subject: VDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Epidemiologi medisinsk og odontologisk statistikk: 803 | VDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Klinisk medisinske fag: 750::Onkologi: 762 | VDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Clinical medical disciplines: 750::Oncology: 762 | VDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Epidemiology medical and dental statistics: 803
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Source: <a href=>doi: 10.1017/S1368980015000245</a> To investigate dietary and non-dietary characteristics of wholegrain bread eaters in the Norwegian Women and Cancer study.<br>Cross-sectional study using an FFQ.<br>Women were divided into two groups according to wholegrain bread consumption.<br>Adult women (n 69 471).<br>Median daily consumption of standardized slices of wholegrain bread was 2·5 in the low intake group and 4·5 in the high intake group. The OR for high wholegrain bread consumption was 0·28, 2·19 and 4·63 for the first, third and fourth quartile of energy intake, respectively, compared with the second quartile. Living outside Oslo or in East Norway and having a high level of physical activity were associated with high wholegrain bread consumption. BMI and smoking were inversely associated with wholegrain bread consumption. Intake of many food items was positively associated with wholegrain bread consumption (P trend <0·01). After adjustment for energy intake, consumption of most food items was inversely associated with wholegrain bread consumption (P trend <0·001). The mean intakes of thiamin and Fe were higher in those with high wholegrain bread consumption, even after taking energy intake into account.<br>Energy intake was strongly positively associated with wholegrain bread consumption. Geographical differences in wholegrain bread consumption were observed. Our study suggests that women with high wholegrain bread consumption do not generally have a healthier diet than those who eat less wholegrain bread, but that they tend to be healthier in regard to other lifestyle factors.
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