Dietary variety is inversely associated with body adiposity among US adults using a novel food diversity index.

@article{Vadiveloo2015DietaryVI,
  title={Dietary variety is inversely associated with body adiposity among US adults using a novel food diversity index.},
  author={Maya Vadiveloo and Larry B. Dixon and Tod Mijanovich and Brian D Elbel and Niyati Parekh},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={145 3},
  pages={555-63}
}
BACKGROUND Consuming a variety (vs. monotony) of energy-poor, nutrient-dense foods may help individuals adhere to dietary patterns favorably associated with weight control. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine whether greater healthful food variety quantified using the US Healthy Food Diversity (HFD) index favorably influenced body adiposity. METHODS Men and nonpregnant, nonlactating women aged ≥20 y with two 24-h recalls from the cross-sectional NHANES 2003-2006 (n = 7470… CONTINUE READING