Dietary Patterns in a Circumpolar Context: A Cultural Approach to the Interpretation of Three Studies on Mediterranean, Traditional Sami, and Low-Carbohydrate Dietary Pattern Scores in Northernmost Sweden
2014 (English)In: The Mediterranean Diet: An Evidence-Based Approach / [ed] Victor R. Preedy and Ronald Ross Watson, London: Elsevier, 2014, 1, 579-588 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The Sami, the indigenous people of northern Sweden, have a life expectancy equal to the life expectancy of the country’s majority population and a reduced risk of cancer. Dietary score methodology is a way of applying a culturally defined dietary pattern to any population. Studies on Mediterranean and traditional Sami dietary patterns in a circumpolar context confirm evidence-based dietary guidelines, but the low-carbohydrate dietary pattern does not. Knowledge of food culture and nutritional transitions is important when interpreting risk associations connected to culturally defined dietary patterns.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Elsevier, 2014, 1. 579-588 p.
Arctic lifestyle, dietary score methodology, food culture, mediterranean diet, Sami diet, low-carbohydrate diet
Research subject Public health; Nutrition; Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-98106ISBN: 978-0-12-407849-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-98106DiVA: diva2:781708