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Sociodemographic determinants in Australia of the intake of food and nutrients implicated in cancer aetiology

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posted on 2024-06-03, 11:37 authored by KI Baghurst, SJ Record, PA Baghurst, JA Syrette, David CrawfordDavid Crawford, Tony WorsleyTony Worsley
In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the role that diet can play in the promotion, retardation or amelioration of the cancer process. This has led to the development of dietary guidelines for cancer prevention by health authorities in several Western societies. However, there is still limited information about the sociodemographic determinants of intake of foods and nutrients of interest in many of these countries. A study of the dietary intake of a random sample of residents of the State of Victoria in Australia showed that women, those in the older age groups and in the higher occupational ranks, had diets more in line with current recommendations for cancer prevention--the most marked differences being between men and women. However, the sociodemographic differences were relatively small compared with the low rate of overall compliance with the guidelines.

History

Journal

The Medical Journal of Australia

Volume

153

Pagination

444-452

Location

Sydney, N.S.W.

ISSN

0025-729X

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Copyright notice

1990, Australasian Medical Publishing Company

Issue

8

Publisher

Australasian Medical Publishing Company