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The use of a dietary quality score as a predictor of childhood overweight and obesity

30 Jun 2015

The use of dietary quality scores/indices to describe diet quality in children has increased in the past decade. However, to date, few studies have focused on the use of these scores on disease outcomes such as childhood obesity and most are developed from detailed dietary assessments. Therefore, the aims of this study were: firstly to construct a diet quality score (DQS) from a brief dietary assessment tool; secondly to examine the association between diet quality and childhood overweight or obesity; thirdly we also aim to examine the associations between individual DQS components and childhood overweight or obesity.

24 June 2015
BMC Public Health
Overweight, Obesity, Diet, Dietary Quality
Original author: 
Perry, C.P., et al

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