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dc.titleASSESSMENT OF DIETARY INTAKES AND IDENTIFICATION OF DIETARY PATTERNS TO REDUCE RISK OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE IN THE SINGAPORE POPULATION
dc.contributor.authorNITHYA NEELAKANTAN
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-23T18:00:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-23T18:00:11Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-13
dc.identifier.citationNITHYA NEELAKANTAN (2017-01-13). ASSESSMENT OF DIETARY INTAKES AND IDENTIFICATION OF DIETARY PATTERNS TO REDUCE RISK OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE IN THE SINGAPORE POPULATION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/135719
dc.description.abstractDiet is an important modifiable risk factor for non-communicable diseases. However, assessing diet is challenging in multi-ethnic cosmopolitan settings. Furthermore, dietary quality indices have been developed for Western populations, but little is known about their impact on chronic disease in Asian populations. We used a data-driven approach to develop a new comprehensive food frequency questionnaire for Singaporeans. In addition, we investigated the associations between dietary quality indices such as the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI-2010) and risk of myocardial infraction and mortality among Singapore Chinese Health Study cohort participants. Higher adherence to AHEI-2010 was associated with lower risk of fatal and nonfatal myocardial infarction. Furthermore, all dietary quality indices that emphasize a variety of healthy plant-based foods were associated with a substantially lower risk of cardiovascular, respiratory disease, and all-cause mortality in an Asian population.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectNutritional Epidemiology, Dietary assessment, Food Frequency Questionnaire, Dietary patterns, Diet quality indices, Chronic disease
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentDEAN'S OFFICE (SSH SCH OF PUBLIC HEALTH)
dc.contributor.supervisorROB MARTINUS VAN DAM
dc.contributor.supervisorCHOI HYUNG WON
dc.description.degreePh.D
dc.description.degreeconferredDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
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