How much is your diet? (estimation about prices of "traditional hungarian", diabetic, low energy diets, and related life-style expenses)

G. Iski, L. Biro, T. Ungvari, I. Rurika

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Abstract

Nutrition and lifestyle-related diseases are some of the leading morbidities among the Hungarian population. People who want to lose weight often complain that healthy diet is expensive. Our aim was to quantify the costs of three different types of diet for a three-day period. We compared "traditional Hungarian", low energy, and diabetic diets, considering both energy content and expenses related to lifestyle. According to our estimation: diabetic (including medication) and "traditional" Hungarian diets were the most expensive. Low energy diet proved to be the most cost-effective despite the extra expenditures of higher physical activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-441
Number of pages8
JournalActa Alimentaria
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Costs
  • Diabetic diet
  • Expenses
  • Hungarian diet
  • Low energy diet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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