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},
  pages={152 - 157}
}
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. [] Key MethodDESIGN Dietary intake reported by men and women from two prospective cohorts was scored according to an a priori designed Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI).

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