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dc.contributor.authorGenc, Mahmut
dc.contributor.authorGenc, Seda
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-15T13:06:10Z
dc.date.available2021-03-15T13:06:10Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0007-070X
dc.identifier.issn1758-4108
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-07-2018-0470
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12879/113
dc.descriptionGenc, Seda/0000-0003-4572-5518; GENC, MAHMUT/0000-0001-8421-6869en_US
dc.descriptionWOS:000469385200005en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the adherence and abandonment of the Turkish emerging adults in an Izmir University located at western Mediterranean coast of Turkey and to assess potential associations with anthropometric characteristics. Design/methodology/approach A cross-sectional survey (n=494, 18-27 years) carried out in 2017 among emerging adults in University. KIDMED Index was used to assess the degree of adherence Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet). The associations of KIDMED scores with demographic, residency and anthropometric were separately reported. The data were collected through standardized questionnaires directly from participants. Findings The average KIDMED score was calculated 4.862.5. Optimum adherence to the MedDiet was found only in 13.0 percent of participants, whereas 32.6 percent had poor adherence levels. Considering self-reported anthropometric data, the BMI values of the population was calculated as 22.3 +/- 3.9kg/m(2). In population, 13.9 percent of the subjects were underweight, while 16.0 percent were overweight and 3.9 percent obese. A significant association was found between BMI and KIDMED scores both in genders and residency. Originality/value This is the first study reporting the level of adherence to the MedDiet among Turkish emerging adults in terms of residency during education and the first KIDMED study conducted in Izmir located at Aegean Sea. The results support previously proposed transition concept by several scholar from different Mediterranean countries: it was found that only 13 percent of young adults having desired dietary habits in an Aegean city with local traditional cuisine highly affected by Cretan cuisine. These results are significant for University managements and health authorities in order to take actions for returning this transition contrariwise beginning with these groups.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltden_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.subjectEmerging adultsen_US
dc.subjectThe adherence to Mediterranean Dieten_US
dc.subjectKIDMEDen_US
dc.titleMediterranean Diet adherence in emerging adults in Izmiren_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBeykoz Üniversitesi Sanat ve Tasarım Fakültesien_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorGenc, Mahmut
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/BFJ-07-2018-0470
dc.identifier.volume121en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage725en_US
dc.identifier.endpage737en_US
dc.relation.journalBritish Food Journalen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US


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