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Participants (62±9 years, 83% male, BMI 30.0±5.1kg/m2) were randomised to the MedDiet (n=34) or low-fat diet (n=31). Dietitian-led interviews were held at 0-, 3- and 6-months for dietary counselling, measurement of anthropometry and body composition and collection of blood samples for pathology analyses. Dietary intake was assessed via validated MedDiet adherence questionnaire and 7-day food diaries, with DII subsequently determined.
Participants adhered well to the MedDiet and this led to improved diet quality and a significantly more anti-inflammatory DII score compared with low-fat diet participants after 6-months. Despite dietary changes, the MedDiet did not significantly improve inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, tumour necrosis factor-α or adiponectin), anthropometry, body composition or visceral fat compared with the low-fat diet. This lack of effect likely relates to small sample size in a medically-treated cohort. A clinically significant impact on inflammation in CHD patients may require a larger sample, adjunct exercise intervention and/or caloric restriction. This is the first demonstration in Australia that dietetic promotion of MedDiet principles would lead to greater improvements in diet quality compared to current low-fat diet recommendations in cardiac patients, which in turn could more effectively impact CHD risk markers.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||26 Sept 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jun 2018|
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Reidlinger, D., Davidson, A., Campbell, K., Kelly, J., Mayr, H., English, C., Odgers-Jewell, K., MacKenzie-Shalders, K., Van der Meij, B., Crichton, M., Marshall, S., Turner, C., Marx, W., Utter, J., Maugeri, B. & Tang, X.
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