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Title: Food matters : translating information on what people eat, say they eat, into advice for health
Author: Lara Gallegos, Jose J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3487 2032
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2005
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The present dissertation deals with broad issues of scientific importance to the field of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, crossing the frontiers which lie between what people say they eat, what they actually eat, what they should eat, and the ultimate effects of diet composition on health, which must be translated into advice and guidelines. Firstly it addresses veracity. Dietary mis-reporting and its relation with psychological and eating behaviour variables were assessed in adult women of varied BMI. A questionnaire, comprising several well-established psychological and eating behaviour tests and two questions to assess inclination to mis-report, was compiled and validated for understandability. The eating habits and dietary practices of subjects involved in food related occupations were then assessed. The fact that these food skilled groups are potentially influential in other people's food choice, including that of their own families, invited the hypothesis that these groups may have healthier diets than other occupational groups. The third study was therefore designed to assess the effects of salmon consumption on vascular parameters of the metabolic syndrome. The opportunity was used to study the effect of salmon on serum leptin as well, following a report of lower leptin concentrations amongst fish-eaters, suggesting increased leptin sensitivity.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral