Health and lifestyle characteristics of older European adults: the ZENITH study

EEA Simpson, JM O'Connor, Barbara Livingstone, G Rae, Barbara J. Stewart-Knox, M Andriollo-Sanchez, E Toti, N Meunier, M Ferry, A Polito, M Kelly, JMW Wallace, C Coudray

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Objective: To describe health and lifestyle factors of participants in the ZENITH study. Design: A prospective multicentre intervention study employing a randomised double-blind design. Participants: Community dwelling older adults (n = 387), aged 55-87 y were recruited from regions in France, Italy and the UK. Intervention: A self-report questionnaire comprising socio-demographic variables, dietary habits, physical activity in the home, at work and recreation. Results: Participants differed with regards dietary habits and physical activity for each region. Recreational activity was higher in France and women generally tend to perform less hours of recreational activity per week than men. Conclusions: The differences found for these regions of Europe in relation to lifestyle factors will affect health and well-being within these countries and may mediate the impact of zinc supplementation on various biological and psychological parameters.
LanguageEnglish
PagesS13-S21
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume59
Issue numberSuppl.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

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Simpson, EEA ; O'Connor, JM ; Livingstone, Barbara ; Rae, G ; Stewart-Knox, Barbara J. ; Andriollo-Sanchez, M ; Toti, E ; Meunier, N ; Ferry, M ; Polito, A ; Kelly, M ; Wallace, JMW ; Coudray, C. / Health and lifestyle characteristics of older European adults: the ZENITH study. In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2005 ; Vol. 59, No. Suppl. pp. S13-S21.
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