The use of indexes evaluating the adherence to the Mediterranean diet in epidemiological studies: a review.

@article{Bach2006TheUO,
  title={The use of indexes evaluating the adherence to the Mediterranean diet in epidemiological studies: a review.},
  author={Anna Bach and Llu{\'i}s Serra-Majem and Josep Llu{\'i}s Carrasco and Blanca Rom{\'a}n and Joy Ngo and Isabel F Bertomeu and Biel Obrador},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 1A},
  pages={132-46}
}
The purpose of this paper is to review some of the methods that several epidemiological studies use to evaluate the adherence of a population to the Mediterranean diet pattern. Among these methods, diet indexes attempt to make a global evaluation of the quality of the diet based on a traditional Mediterranean reference pattern, described as a priori, general and qualitative. The Mediterranean diet indexes, hence, summarise the diet by means of a single score that results from a function of… CONTINUE READING
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