Long-term diet quality is associated with lower obesity risk in young African American women with normal BMI at baseline.

@article{Boggs2013LongtermDQ,
  title={Long-term diet quality is associated with lower obesity risk in young African American women with normal BMI at baseline.},
  author={Deborah A. Boggs and Lynn Rosenberg and Clara L. Rodr{\'i}guez-Bernal and J R Palmer},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={143 10},
  pages={
          1636-41
        }
}
The prevalence of obesity [body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m2] is high among African American women, with most weight gain occurring before middle age. We assessed diet quality, as measured by the Alternate Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI-2010) and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet score in relation to incident obesity in the Black Women's Health Study. Prospective data were collected via biennial questionnaires from 1995 to 2011. AHEI-2010 and DASH scores were calculated… CONTINUE READING
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