Concern about cholesterol and its association with diet in a group of healthy elderly

James Goodwin, Andrea G. Leonard, Elizabeth M. Hooper, Philip J. Garry

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The association between diet and degree of concern about dietary cholesterol was examined in a group of 244 healthy elderly persons. Specifically, it was thought that a concern about cholesterol might result in diets that exclude essential nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, that are found in foods that also contain cholesterol. 70% of this group indicated a concern about dietary cholesterol; 18% were "very concerned". Over half of these elderly thought that dietary cholesterol contributed to heart disease, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. Many indicated that they were restricting their intake of certain foods because of cholesterol. This response was strongly associated with degree of concern about cholesterol. It was found that those who were concerned about cholesterol had lower intakes of cholesterol, total fat, saturated fat and total calories, and greater intakes of vitamin D. However, no other significant associations with diet were found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalNutrition Research
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • cholesterol
  • diet
  • elderly

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  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Concern about cholesterol and its association with diet in a group of healthy elderly. / Goodwin, James; Leonard, Andrea G.; Hooper, Elizabeth M.; Garry, Philip J.

In: Nutrition Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1985, p. 141-148.

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Goodwin, James ; Leonard, Andrea G. ; Hooper, Elizabeth M. ; Garry, Philip J. / Concern about cholesterol and its association with diet in a group of healthy elderly. In: Nutrition Research. 1985 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 141-148.
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