Major dietary patterns in relation to general obesity and central adiposity among Iranian women.

@article{Esmaillzadeh2008MajorDP,
  title={Major dietary patterns in relation to general obesity and central adiposity among Iranian women.},
  author={Ahmad Esmaillzadeh and Leila Azadbakht},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={358-63}
}
Studying the links between dietary patterns and obesity is especially relevant for Middle-Eastern populations because of their high prevalence of a particular type of obesity, the so-called Middle-Eastern pattern, and their diets' unique characteristics. Therefore, we wondered if major dietary patterns are related to the prevalence of general obesity and central adiposity among Iranian women. In this cross-sectional study of 486 women aged 40-60 y, usual dietary intakes were evaluated using a… CONTINUE READING

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