Poorer nutritional status of the older-generation in a Japanese farming village, as related to fewer types of food consumed

H. Nakatsuka, H. Satoh, T. Watanabe, R. Yamamoto, R. Satoh, Y. Imai, K. Abe, M. Ikeda

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Abstract

This study was carried out to determine whether the most recent nutritional improvements in Japanese farming villages were due to improvement in the diet of the young only or across all ages. Food duplicates for 24 h were collected. The number of food items and the adequacy of each nutrient level were compared between subgroups, by age of cooking and those eating meals. The older-generation used and ate fewer food items resulting in poorer nutrition. The most recent improvement in nutrition in the farming villages of Japan was found mainly to affect the younger-generation with the older-generations being more poorly nourished.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalPublic Health
Volume113
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Sep

Keywords

  • Dietary habits
  • Nutrition
  • Older-generation
  • Rural Japan
  • Variety of diet
  • Younger-generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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