The Association Between Diet Quality and Weight Change in Adults Over Time: A Systematic Review of Prospective Cohort Studies

  • Haya Aljadani
  • Amanda Patterson
  • David Sibbritt
  • Clare Collins
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Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Abstract

Obesity is defined as an excess of body fat. Different methods can be used to determine the degree of adiposity, with body mass index (BMI) being a commonly used indirect method [1]. BMI is defined as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height, in metres. According to the WHO BMI classifications, obesity is defined as BMI ≥30 kg/m2, while overweight is defined as 25 ≤ BMI < 30 kg/m2 [2].

Keywords

Diet index Diet Quality Diet score Weight Change Weight Gain Obesity Longitudinal Cohort 

Abbreviations

BMI

Body mass index

DQI

Diet Quality Index

EI

Energy intake

FFQ

Food Frequency Questionnaire

FNRS

Framingham Nutritional Risk Score

MDP

Mediterranean dietary patterns

MDS

Mediterranean Diet Score

rMDS

Revised Mediterranean Dietary Score

TEI

Total energy intake

WC

Waist circumference

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haya Aljadani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Amanda Patterson
    • 1
  • David Sibbritt
    • 3
  • Clare Collins
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Health SciencesThe University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.University of King Abdul-AzizJeddahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine and Public HealthThe University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

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