Nov 6, 2018

Biological Age Is Associated with the Active Use of Nutrition Data

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Kyu-Tae HanSun Jung Kim


Purpose Biological age (BA) has recently emerged as a substitute for chronological age (CA), and many subjects seek to optimally control their BA. However, in South Korea, no study has adequately explored factors that affect BA, although individual health management is essential to preventing chronic diseases. In the present study, we focus on the use of health information, in particular nutrition facts, to control BA. Methods We used data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (2010⁻2015; 26,914 eligible participants) using BA and age differences as outcome variables. We used multiple linear regression to explore the relationship between the use of nutrition data and differences in BA after adjusting for covariates. In addition, we used multiple linear regression to examine subgroup differences in such relationships. Results 12.8% of males and 27.5% of females used nutrition facts when deciding which foods to purchase. The more attention paid to such facts, the lower the BA and BA differences in both males and females (males: β = -2.646, females: β = -2.787, p < 0.05, for BA; males: β = -1.181, females, β = -2.161, p < 0.05, for BA differences). However, BA differences were more significant in subject...Continue Reading

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