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Food buying habits of people who buy wine or beer: cross sectional study

From: http://bmj.bmjjournals.com

Ditte Johansen, Karina Friis (National Institute of Public Health, Denmark), Erik Skovenborg (Knebel, Denmark), Morten Gronb?k (mg@niph.dk)

Objective: To investigate whether people who buy wine buy healthier food items than those who buy beer.

Design: Cross sectional study.

Setting: Supermarkets in Denmark .

Data: Information on number, type of item, and total charge from 3.5 million transactions over a period of 6 months.

Results: Wine buyers bought more olives, fruit and vegetables, poultry, cooking oil, and low fat cheese, milk, and meat than beer buyers. Beer buyers bought more ready cooked dishes, sugar, cold cuts, chips, pork, butter or margarine, sausages, lamb, and soft drinks than wine buyers.

Conclusions: Wine buyers made more purchases of healthy food items than people who buy beer.

 

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