Diet Quality as Assessed by the Healthy Eating Index, Alternate Healthy Eating Index, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Score, and Health Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies.

@article{Schwingshackl2017DietQA,
  title={Diet Quality as Assessed by the Healthy Eating Index, Alternate Healthy Eating Index, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Score, and Health Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies.},
  author={Lukas Schwingshackl and Berit Bogensberger and Georg Hoffmann},
  journal={Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics},
  year={2017},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={
          74-100.e11
        }
}

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