Characteristics of diet and AGEs consumption in pregnant women from different socioeconomic levels
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Keywords

Non enzymatic glycosylation
pregnancy
chronic diseases.

Abstract

AGEs (advanced glycosylation end products) are endogenously produced and also during high temperature and low humidity food cooking. AGE’s consumption is related with the incidence of chronic degenerative diseases. This study examines characteristics of the diet and consumption of AGEs in pregnant women from different socioeconomic levels. 86 pregnant women divided into two groups based on socioeconomic status (Group A medium-high level and group B medium and medium-low levels) were studied. The 3-day food diary was applied for information on energy consumption, macronutrients, AGEs and diet characteristics. Women in group A reported more AGEs consumed (p = 0.008). Excessive energy consumption was found in both groups (no significant difference). Group A has a more complete diet and in both groups their diet is varied but unbalanced. There is an association between consumption of AGEs and socioeconomic levels. More studies are needed.

https://doi.org/10.15174/au.2014.728
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