Association of energy adjusts Nutrient-rich foods (ENRF) on mental health among obese and overweight women: a cross-sectional study [post]

Zahra Salehi, Farideh Shiraseb, Niloufar Rasaei, Khadijeh Mirzaei
2021 unpublished
Background Mental health and obesity have a bilateral relationship with each other. No study has been done on the relation between mental health and the ENRF9.3 index so far. Therefore, for the first time, we examined the relationship between the ENRF9.3 index and mental health in women with overweight and obesity. Methods In this cross-sectional study, 124 overweight and obese women were selected. Food intakes in the last 1 year were collected with 147 items of semi-quantitative food
more » ... Then, the ENRF9.3 index score was calculated for all individuals. Mental health was assessed with a 21-item Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) questionnaire. Results In the present study, before adjusting for potential confounders the total DASS score was marginal significance(P = 0.05), that after the adjustment, it became insignificant(P > 0.05), after adjusting for confounders stress also became significant(P = 0.04). But no significant relationship was observed between depression and anxiety, even after adjustment(P > 0.05). Conclusions The present study showed that a nutritious diet is not associated with overall mental health score, among subgroups of the DASS total score, the relationship was seen only for the stress subgroup.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:hhejeptldbgdfmxafut26nadam