The development of the Mediterranean-style dietary pattern score and its application to the American diet in the Framingham Offspring Cohort.

@article{Rumawas2009TheDO,
  title={The development of the Mediterranean-style dietary pattern score and its application to the American diet in the Framingham Offspring Cohort.},
  author={Marcella E Rumawas and Johanna T. Dwyer and Nicola M. Mckeown and James B. Meigs and Gail Rogers and Paul F Jacques},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={139 6},
  pages={1150-6}
}
Previous Mediterranean diet scores were simple to apply but may not be appropriate for non-Mediterranean populations. We developed a Mediterranean-Style Dietary Pattern Score (MSDPS) to assess the conformity of an individual's diet to a traditional Mediterranean-style diet. The MSDPS is based on the recommended intakes of 13 food groups in the Mediterranean diet pyramid. Each food group is scored from 0 to 10 depending on the degree of correspondence with recommendations. Exceeding the… CONTINUE READING
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