The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
Vol. 36, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-8
Bioline Code: hn17020
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-8
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Analyzing the association between fish consumption and osteoporosis in a sample of Chinese men|
Li, Xia; Lei, Tao; Tang, Zihui & Dong, Jingcheng
Background: The main purpose of this study was to estimate the associations between frequency of fish food
consumption and osteoporosis (OP) in general Chinese men.
Methods: We conducted a large-scale, community-based, cross-sectional study to investigate the associations by
using self-report questionnaire to access frequency of fish food intake. A total of 1092 men were available for data
analysis in this study. Multiple regression models controlling for confounding factors to include frequency of fish
food consumption variable were performed to investigate the relationships for OP.
Results: Positive correlations between frequency of fish food consumption and T score were reported (β = 0.084,
P value = 0.025). Multiple regression analysis indicated that the frequency of fish food consumption was significantly
associated with OP (P < 0.05 for model 1 and model 2). The men with high frequency of fish food consumption
had a lower prevalence of OP.
Conclusions: The findings indicated that frequency of fish food consumption was independently and significantly
associated with OP. The prevalence of OP was less frequent in Chinese men preferring fish food habits.
Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02451397 retrospectively registered 28 May 2015.
Frequency; Fish food consumption; Osteoporosis; Chinese men; Association
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