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Publication type: Conference poster
Type of review: Not specified
Title: The first characterisation of meat consumption across sociodemographic, lifestyle and anthropometric groups in Switzerland : results from the National Nutrition Survey menuCH
Authors: Tschanz, Linda
Kaelin, Ivo
Wróbel, Anna
Pestoni, Guilia
Rohrmann, Sabine
Herter-Aeberli, Isabelle
Sych, Janice Marie
et. al: No
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-23891
Conference details: 58. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung, online, 17.-19. Februar 2021
Issue Date: 17-Feb-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 613.2: Dietetics
614: Public health and prevention of disease
Abstract: Background: Results from the National Nutrition Survey menuCH revealed that total meat intake exceeds the Swiss recommendation. The continuous discussion about the benefits and risks of consuming different types of meat prompted us to perform an in-depth analysis on meat intake in Switzerland. Objective: Investigation of associations of total, processed, red and white meat intake with selected sociodemographic, lifestyle and anthropometric variables. Methods: The menuCH survey (n = 2,057 aged 18-75), used to analyse average daily intake of total meat and main meat categories, includes data from two 24-h dietary recalls and an anthropometric and lifestyle questionnaire. For every meat category, we calculated energy-standardized average intake (g/1000 kcal) and investigated its association with 12 socio-demographic, lifestyle and anthropometric variables by multiple linear regression. Results: Average daily intake was 109 g/day of total, 43 g/ day of processed, 37 g/day of red, 27 g/day of white and 2 g/day of other meat. Energy-standardized total meat intake was highest in men, in the Italian-speaking region and in the youngest age group (18-29 years). Significant associations with total meat intake were negative for women compared to men, but positive for age of 18-29 years compared to 30-44 years, French- and Italian- compared to German-language regions and a BMI > 25/m2 compared to a BMI of 18.5-25/m2. Regression results of the three meat categories differed considerably. For example, we observed no significant difference between sexes for white meat intake, lower processed meat intake in French- than in German-language regions and higher total and processed meat intake in smokers compared to non-smokers. Conclusion: This study reveals significant differences in meat consumption with respect to amount and type in the Swiss population, suggesting that evidence-based risks and benefits of these categories might need more emphasis in meat consumption recommendations.
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Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation (ILGI)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Was isst die Schweiz?
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