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MEDİTERRANEAN DİET AND OVERACTİVE BLADDER
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  • Yunus Erol BOZKURT,
  • Gokhan Temeltas,
  • Talha Muezzinoglu,
  • Oktay Ucer
Yunus Erol BOZKURT
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Gokhan Temeltas
Celal Bayar University
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Talha Muezzinoglu
Celal Bayar University
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Oktay Ucer
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Abstract

Aims The relationship between nutrition and overactive bladder (OAB) is known. This study investigates the relationship between Mediterranean type diet and OAB. Methods 14-Item Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener(MeDAS) and OAB-V8 Bladder Inquiry Form, validated in Turkish, were presented to 500 patients over the age of 18 who applied to outpatient clinics other than urology outpatient clinics. Those with chronic diseases and urinary tract infections (by urinalysis and detailed medical history) were excluded. Results There was a negative correlation between the MeDAS and OAB-V8 scores. High OAB-V8 scoring was associated with obesity (BMI ≥ 30), being single and low education level. Conclusions Dietary patterns represent a broader perspective of food and nutrient consumption and may therefore be more predictive of disease risk. Mediterranean type diet should be recommended in the first-line treatment of patients with OAB symptoms. It is easily possible to determine the compliance of patients with this diet by using 14-Item MeDAS. Keywords: Mediterranean Diet , Overactive bladder, Nutrition