Diet Quality And Weight Change

1197 Words Sep 25th, 2015 5 Pages
Christian Arreola
Biology 100W
Fall 2015, Dr. Anand
Research Article Summary

Long-Term Change in Diet Quality Is Associated with Body Weight Change in Men and Women

Diet quality can lead to reaching and maintaining a healthier lifestyle, reduces the risk of chronic diseases and help to maintain weight. Excessive weight increases a person’s risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Previous studies have shown mixed results of foods with lower glycemic effect and weight change. Other previous studies have also evaluated the relationship between diet quality and weight change on patients, but did not provide any long-term association between food groups and weight change. However, Fung et al. (2015) conducted an extensive 20-year research study that shows how diet quality relates to body weight change. The researches aimed to determine if long-term eating patterns and an approach of improving the dietary intake would show a favorable weigh change in participants.
Researchers looked at 50,603 women in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), 22,973 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS) between 1986 and 2006, and 72,495 younger women from the Nurse’s Health Study II (NHSII) between 1989 and 2007, specifically. Only participants under 65 years of age were included in the analysis. Participants with a variety of pre-existing medical conditions e.g. cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, pulmonary disease, systematic lupus, erythematous, and ulcerative colitis were…
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