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Fruit and vegetable intake and body mass index in a large sample of middle-aged australian men and women

Charlton, Karen; Kowal, Paul; Soriano, Melinda M; Williams, Sharon; Banks, Emily; Vo, Kha; Byles, Julie


Dietary guidelines around the world recommend increased intakes of fruits and non-starchy vegetables for the prevention of chronic diseases and possibly obesity. This study aimed to describe the association between body mass index (BMI) and habitual fruit and vegetable consumption in a large sample of 246,995 Australian adults aged 45 + year who had been recruited for the "45 and Up" cohort study. Fruit and vegetable intake was assessed using validated short questions, while weight and height...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Nutrients
DOI: 10.3390/nu6062305
Access Rights: Open Access


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