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Climate friendly food habits and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in young adults in the LifeGene study
Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Karolinska Institutet. (LIVSSTIL)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2046-5641
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background: Different food products, and thus also diets, are associated with various levels of greenhouse gas emission. Animal food products typically cause larger emissions than plant-based products and it would be beneficial for the climate to limit the global consumption of beef and dairy products while increasing the intake of vegetables, legumes, and grains.

Aim: We will relate a climate friendly diet to individual risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as overweight, triglyceride levels, HDL cholesterol levels, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and glucose levels, as well as a combination of risk factors, i.e. a proxy of the metabolic syndrome.

Method: LCA data expressed as kilogram COequivalents per kilogram of food products (kg CO2e/kg) were linked to the dietary intake in the LifeGene study of 5,364 subjects in Sweden.

Results: A diet generating high levels of CO2e was associated with higher BMI, waist circumference and body fat than a diet with lower levels of CO2e.

Conclusions: A climate friendly diet is also a healthy diet i.e. a win-win situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
greenhouse gas emission diet
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Natural Sciences
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Public Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-46066DiVA, id: diva2:1370590
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The 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference will take place at the Novotel Budapest City, Budapest, Hungary
Available from: 2019-11-15 Created: 2019-11-15 Last updated: 2019-11-15

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