AHEI

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AcronymDefinition
AHEIN-(6-Aminohexyl)-N-Ethyl-Isoluminol
AHEIAlternate Healthy Eating Index (diet screening tool)
AHEIAcute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy (dermatology)
AHEIAssociation of Hospitals of Eastern India (Kolkata, India)
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The analysis showed an inverse association between average Alternate Healthy Eating Index score - a measure of diet quality - and smaller common carotid artery adventitial diameter, although after adjustment for BMI this association was no longer statistically significant.
The analysis showed an inverse association between average Alternate Healthy Eating Index score--a measure of diet quality--and smaller common carotid artery adventitial diameter, although after adjustment for BMI this association was no longer statistically significant.
This study appeared in Journal of Cancer Research evaluated three previously validated nutritional recommendations: The WCRF/AICR score; the Alternate Healthy Eating Index; and the French Nutrition and Health Program-Guidelines Score, plus one relatively new index, the MEDI-LITE score, which measures adherence to a Mediterranean diet.
Qi's team compared the participants' eating habits with three different diets: the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 (AHEI-2010), the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and the Alternate Mediterranean Diet (AMED).
Researchers analyzed data from over 120,000 individuals from the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and found that those with the highest quality diet (based on the Alternate Healthy Eating Index score) had a one-third lower risk of developing COPD than those who ate the least healthy diet.
The Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 was used to score participants' diets.
Now, a new study using data collected from 93,676 healthy women, ages 50-70, from the Women's Health Initiative-OS (observational study) reconfirms the benefits of the following two sets of guidelines: the Dietary Modification Index (DMI), a component of the Women's Health Initiative, which recommends a diet low in total, saturated and trans fats, and the Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI), developed by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
Terms like Dietary Modification Index and Alternate Healthy Eating Index are likely unfamiliar to the average consumer.
People who eat a good diet--according to the "Alternate Healthy Eating Index" created by Harvard University researchers--have a 10 to 20 percent lower risk of major disease (and a 30 to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease) than people who eat a poor diet.
Changes in dietary patterns were also assessed every four years using three diet quality scores - the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 (AHEI-2010), Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH), and Alternate Mediterranean Diet (AMED).
Dietary quality was measured using the 110-point Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010.
During that time, the women completed five questionnaires about their eating habits, which were used to create an Alternate Healthy Eating Index score.
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