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Designing fuzzy algorithms to develop healthy dietary pattern.

Asghari G, Ejtahed HS, Sarsharzadeh MM, Nazeri P, Mirmiran P - Int J Endocrinol Metab (2013)

Bottom Line: Fuzzy logic, a mathematical approach, defines the percentage of desirability for recommended amount of food groups and describes the range of intakes, from deficiency to excess.Fuzzy pyramid pattern was applied for the energy levels from 1000 to 4000 Kcal which estimated the range of recommended servings for seven food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, milk, oils, fat and added sugar.The fuzzy pattern met most recommended nutrient intake levels except for potassium and vitamin E, which were estimated at 98% and 69% of the dietary reference intake, respectively.

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Affiliation: Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center, Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Fuzzy logic, a mathematical approach, defines the percentage of desirability for recommended amount of food groups and describes the range of intakes, from deficiency to excess.

Objectives: The purpose of this research was to find the best fuzzy dietary pattern that constraints energy and nutrients by the iterative algorithm.

Materials and methods: An index is derived that reflects how closely the diet of an individual meets all the nutrient requirements set by the dietary reference intake. Fuzzy pyramid pattern was applied for the energy levels from 1000 to 4000 Kcal which estimated the range of recommended servings for seven food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, milk, oils, fat and added sugar.

Results: The optimum (lower attention - upper attention) recommended servings per day for fruits, vegetables, grain, meat, dairy, and oils of the 2000 kcal diet were 4.06 (3.75-4.25), 6.69 (6.25-7.00), 5.69 (5.75-6.25), 4.94 (4.5-5.2), 2.75(2.50-3.00), and 2.56 (2.5-2.75), respectively. The fuzzy pattern met most recommended nutrient intake levels except for potassium and vitamin E, which were estimated at 98% and 69% of the dietary reference intake, respectively.

Conclusions: Using fuzzy logic provides an elegant mathematical solution for finding the optimum point of food groups in dietary pattern.

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Fuzzy Set Curves for Six Food Groups of The 2000 Kcal Dietary Pattern
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Mentions: Therefore, for each value of six food group intakes between 0 to double values of MyPyramid with a 0.5 serving interval, the membership function was obtained and related curves were drawn (Figure 1). These curves provided the desirability for the amount of food groups’ intake which although applicable for researchers and professionals, are complicated for ordinary people.


Designing fuzzy algorithms to develop healthy dietary pattern.

Asghari G, Ejtahed HS, Sarsharzadeh MM, Nazeri P, Mirmiran P - Int J Endocrinol Metab (2013)

Fuzzy Set Curves for Six Food Groups of The 2000 Kcal Dietary Pattern
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3860113&req=5

fig3800: Fuzzy Set Curves for Six Food Groups of The 2000 Kcal Dietary Pattern
Mentions: Therefore, for each value of six food group intakes between 0 to double values of MyPyramid with a 0.5 serving interval, the membership function was obtained and related curves were drawn (Figure 1). These curves provided the desirability for the amount of food groups’ intake which although applicable for researchers and professionals, are complicated for ordinary people.

Bottom Line: Fuzzy logic, a mathematical approach, defines the percentage of desirability for recommended amount of food groups and describes the range of intakes, from deficiency to excess.Fuzzy pyramid pattern was applied for the energy levels from 1000 to 4000 Kcal which estimated the range of recommended servings for seven food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, milk, oils, fat and added sugar.The fuzzy pattern met most recommended nutrient intake levels except for potassium and vitamin E, which were estimated at 98% and 69% of the dietary reference intake, respectively.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center, Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Fuzzy logic, a mathematical approach, defines the percentage of desirability for recommended amount of food groups and describes the range of intakes, from deficiency to excess.

Objectives: The purpose of this research was to find the best fuzzy dietary pattern that constraints energy and nutrients by the iterative algorithm.

Materials and methods: An index is derived that reflects how closely the diet of an individual meets all the nutrient requirements set by the dietary reference intake. Fuzzy pyramid pattern was applied for the energy levels from 1000 to 4000 Kcal which estimated the range of recommended servings for seven food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, milk, oils, fat and added sugar.

Results: The optimum (lower attention - upper attention) recommended servings per day for fruits, vegetables, grain, meat, dairy, and oils of the 2000 kcal diet were 4.06 (3.75-4.25), 6.69 (6.25-7.00), 5.69 (5.75-6.25), 4.94 (4.5-5.2), 2.75(2.50-3.00), and 2.56 (2.5-2.75), respectively. The fuzzy pattern met most recommended nutrient intake levels except for potassium and vitamin E, which were estimated at 98% and 69% of the dietary reference intake, respectively.

Conclusions: Using fuzzy logic provides an elegant mathematical solution for finding the optimum point of food groups in dietary pattern.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus