Investigating the associations between Mediterranean diet, physical activity and living environment with childhood asthma using path analysis.

@article{Alphantonogeorgos2014InvestigatingTA,
  title={Investigating the associations between Mediterranean diet, physical activity and living environment with childhood asthma using path analysis.},
  author={George Alphantonogeorgos and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos and Dimitra Grigoropoulou and Konstantina Yfanti and Constantina Papoutsakis and Anastasios Papadimitriou and Michael B. Anthracopoulos and Chryssa G. Bakoula and Kostas N. Priftis},
  journal={Endocrine, metabolic & immune disorders drug targets},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={226-33}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of the Mediterranean diet and physical activity with relation to living environment and childhood asthma. METHODS 1125 children (529 boys), 10 to 12 years old were recruited either in an urban environment (Athens, n = 700) or rural environment (n = 425) in Greece. A path analytic model was developed to assess the causal relation between urban environment and asthma prevalence (standardized ISAAC questionnaire), through the mediation of the Mediterranean diet… CONTINUE READING