A Mediterranean and low-fat dietary intervention in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients : Exploring participant experience and perceptions about dietary change

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George, Elena S., Forsyth, Adrienne K., Reddy, Anjana, Itsiopoulos, Catherine, Roberts, Stuart K., Nicoll, Amanda J., Ryan, Marno C. and Tierney, Audrey C.. (2022). A Mediterranean and low-fat dietary intervention in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients : Exploring participant experience and perceptions about dietary change. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.13069
AuthorsGeorge, Elena S., Forsyth, Adrienne K., Reddy, Anjana, Itsiopoulos, Catherine, Roberts, Stuart K., Nicoll, Amanda J., Ryan, Marno C. and Tierney, Audrey C.
Abstract

Background
A Mediterranean diet (MD) appears to be beneficial in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients in Mediterranean countries; however, the acceptability of a MD in non-Mediterranean populations has not been thoroughly explored. The present study aimed to explore the acceptability through understanding the barriers and enablers of the MD and low-fat diet (LFD) interventions as perceived by participating Australian adults from multicultural backgrounds with NAFLD.

Methods
Semi-structured telephone interviews were performed with 23 NAFLD trial participants at the end of a 12-week dietary intervention in a multicentre, parallel, randomised clinical trial. Data were analysed using thematic analysis.

Results
Participants reported that they enjoyed taking part in the MD and LFD interventions and perceived that they had positive health benefits from their participation. Compared with the LFD, the MD group placed greater emphasis on enjoyment and intention to maintain dietary changes. Novelty, convenience and the ability to swap food/meals were key enablers for the successful implementation for both of the dietary interventions. Flavour and enjoyment of food, expressed more prominently by MD intervention participants, were fundamental components of the diets with regard to reported adherence and intention to maintain dietary change.

Conclusions
Participants randomised to the MD reported greater acceptability of the diet than those randomised to the LFD, predominantly related to perceived novelty and palatability of the diet.

KeywordsAustralia; diet; low fat diet; Mediterranean diet; non-alcoholic; fatty liver disease; perception
Year2022
JournalJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Journal citationpp. 1-11
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN0952-3871
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.13069
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85136566668
Web address (URL)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jhn.13069
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Deposited10 Jan 2023
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