Dietary pattern analysis provides a practical way to characterise total diet. In contrast to single food approaches, measures of dietary patterns capture interactions between food components and assist in the development of food guidelines from a public health perspective. Two main approaches to assessing dietary patterns, multivariate statistical approach and dietary indices or scores in epidemiological studies, are assessed.
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Field of Research
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 111706 Epidemiology
Socio Economic Objective
HERDC Research category
C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
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