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Author(s): O'Brien, Gerard
Knox, Barbara
McKinley, Archie
Almeida, Maria Daniel Vaz de
Gibney, Michael
Title: Perceived risk of metabolic syndrome and attitudes towards fat-modified foodconcepts among European consumers
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: European consumer willingness to purchase fat-modified foods was surveyed as part of the LIPGENEstudy. Representative samples of consumers (n = 5967) were interviewed in six countries (France, GreatBritain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, and Italy). Of these 2025 were considered as ''reporters'' who indicatedhaving at least one of: high cholesterol; high blood pressure; central obesity; and/or high bloodsugar. Perceived risk from these conditions was also assessed on a 10-point scale. Principal componentanalysis suggested that those who perceived themselves at greater risk of conditions associated withmetabolic syndrome, and those who were reporters, more frequently indicated willingness to purchase''healthy'' fat-modified food products. The most preferred 'vehicles' for fat modification were fish andcheese. Acceptance of fat-modified fish, red meat and cheese product concepts, both standard and GMwas positively associated with perceived risk of conditions associated with metabolic syndrome. Over20% of reporters were willing to purchase GM fat-modified fish and cheese products. Our results indicatethat if standard and GM fat-modified food products can be shown to ameliorate the risks presented byconditions associated with metabolic syndrome, there is a ready market for such foods.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências da saúde
Health sciences, Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde::Ciências da saúde
Medical and Health sciences::Health sciences
URI: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/94116
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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