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Title: Social jet lag associates negatively with the adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Body Mass Index among young adults
Author: Zerón Rugerio, María Fernanda
Cambras Riu, Trinitat
Izquierdo Pulido, María
Keywords: Son
Cuina mediterrània
Mediterranean cooking
Issue Date: 30-Jul-2019
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: Obesity and unhealthy eating habits have been associated with irregular sleep-wake patterns during the week, also known as social jet lag. The Mediterranean diet is a healthy pattern related with a better health and sleep quality. However, potential associations with social jet lag remain unexplored. The aim of this study was to examine whether higher social jet lag is linked to lower adherence to the Mediterranean diet and whether it is associated with BMI (Body Mass Index). This cross-sectional study included 534 young adults (18-25 years). Anthropometric parameters, adherence to the Mediterranean diet, chronotype and social jet lag were studied. Our results revealed that individuals with greater social jet lag showed lower adherence to the Mediterranean diet and had a higher BMI. Among the habits that characterized the Mediterranean dietary pattern, we observed that higher social jet lag was significantly associated with a lower intake of fruits and vegetables, as well as skipping breakfast. Hence, the promotion of regular sleep habits together with healthy dietary patterns should be considered for obesity prevention, especially among young adults. KEYWORDS: BMI; Mediterranean diet; Social jet lag; chronotype; young adults
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It is part of: Nutrients, 2019, vol. 11, num. 8, p. E1756
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ISSN: 2072-6643
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Nutrició, Ciències de l'Alimentació i Gastronomia)

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