Evaluating adherence to recommended diets in adults: the Alternate Healthy Eating Index.

@article{McCullough2006EvaluatingAT,
  title={Evaluating adherence to recommended diets in adults: the Alternate Healthy Eating Index.},
  author={Marjorie L McCullough and Walter C Willett},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 1A},
  pages={
          152-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The Healthy Eating Index (HEI), designed to assess adherence to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid, was previously associated with only a small reduction in major chronic disease risk in US adult men and women. We assessed whether an alternate index would better predict risk. DESIGN Dietary intake reported by men and women from two prospective cohorts was scored according to an a priori designed Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI). In contrast with the… CONTINUE READING
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