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Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with lower abdominal adiposity in European men and women.

Abstract:

Given the lack of consistent evidence of the relationship between Mediterranean dietary patterns and body fat, we assessed the cross-sectional association between adherence to a modified Mediterranean diet, BMI, and waist circumference (WC). A total of 497,308 individuals (70.7% women) aged 25-70 y from 10 European countries participated in this study. Diet was assessed at baseline using detailed validated country-specific questionnaires, and anthropometrical measurements were collected using...

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10.3945/jn.109.108902

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Journal:
The Journal of nutrition
Volume:
139
Issue:
9
Pages:
1728-1737
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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EISSN:
1541-6100
ISSN:
0022-3166
URN:
uuid:49175056-9406-4a12-b9a3-69a5724b73ba
Source identifiers:
19984
Local pid:
pubs:19984

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