Health and lifestyle characteristics of older european adults: The ZENITH study

E. E A Simpson, J. M. O’Connor, B. Livingstone, G. Rae, B. J. Stewart-Knox, M. Andriollo-Sanchez, E. Toti, N. Meunier, M. Ferry, A. Polito, M. Kelly, J. M W Wallace, C. Coudray

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Abstract

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.Sponsorship:The ZENITH study is supported by the European Commission ‘Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources’ Fifth Framework Programme, Contract No: QLK1-CT-2001-00168.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S13-S21
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume59
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Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Dietary habits
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Physical activity

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Simpson, E. E. A., O’Connor, J. M., Livingstone, B., Rae, G., Stewart-Knox, B. J., Andriollo-Sanchez, M., ... Coudray, C. (2005). Health and lifestyle characteristics of older european adults: The ZENITH study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59, S13-S21. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602292

Health and lifestyle characteristics of older european adults : The ZENITH study. / Simpson, E. E A; O’Connor, J. M.; Livingstone, B.; Rae, G.; Stewart-Knox, B. J.; Andriollo-Sanchez, M.; Toti, E.; Meunier, N.; Ferry, M.; Polito, A.; Kelly, M.; Wallace, J. M W; Coudray, C.

In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 59, 2005, p. S13-S21.

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Simpson, EEA, O’Connor, JM, Livingstone, B, Rae, G, Stewart-Knox, BJ, Andriollo-Sanchez, M, Toti, E, Meunier, N, Ferry, M, Polito, A, Kelly, M, Wallace, JMW & Coudray, C 2005, 'Health and lifestyle characteristics of older european adults: The ZENITH study', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 59, pp. S13-S21. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602292
Simpson, E. E A ; O’Connor, J. M. ; Livingstone, B. ; Rae, G. ; Stewart-Knox, B. J. ; Andriollo-Sanchez, M. ; Toti, E. ; Meunier, N. ; Ferry, M. ; Polito, A. ; Kelly, M. ; Wallace, J. M W ; Coudray, C. / Health and lifestyle characteristics of older european adults : The ZENITH study. In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2005 ; Vol. 59. pp. S13-S21.
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