Dietary indices, cardiovascular risk factors and mortality in middle-aged adults: findings from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study.

@article{CuencaGarca2014DietaryIC,
  title={Dietary indices, cardiovascular risk factors and mortality in middle-aged adults: findings from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study.},
  author={Magdalena Cuenca-Garc{\'i}a and Enrique Garcia Artero and Xuemei Sui and Duck-chul Lee and James R. H{\'e}bert and Steven Noel Blair},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={297-303.e2}
}
PURPOSE We examined the association between three predefined dietary indices and both cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and long-term mortality in adult Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study's participants. METHODS Between 1987 and 1999, 12,449 (77% male) participants aged 20-84 years completed a clinical examination, which included dietary assessment by 3-day diet records. Three dietary indices were calculated: the Ideal Diet Index, the Diet Quality Index, and the Mediterranean Diet… CONTINUE READING

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