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Does weight gain negate the beneficial effects of eating healthy foods?

Adult weight gain and obesity increase risks of chronic diseases. The effects of a positive energy balance could outweigh any beneficial effects of foods associated with reduced health risks such as vegetables, whole grains and omega-3 fatty acids. In subsets of adults who are either gaining weight or maintaining weight over time, does the impact of diet quality on health risks differ? Diet could be quantified by various diet indices such as the Healthy Eating Score or an Inflammatory Index.

The remaining questions allow you to outline in more detail the information needed to address your research question. The series of questions allow up to five entries. If you have more than five entries, please try to prioritize them and enter the remainder in the final field. When done, click Submit at the bottom. No

Select your required Data Item #1, which is most important to your study. This would be an item that needs to be generated and collected from different sources using various procedures, tools, techniques, assays, etc. If not in the current selection, please enter it in the textbox below. Diet

By what method will Data Item #1 be obtained? This may Include procedures, tools, techniques, assays, and analytical approaches for the collection, measurement, or analysis of data. If you do not find the required method, you may enter it in the textbox below. Survey

If you did not find your method for obtaining Data Item #1 in the dropdown selection above, please enter it here. blood measures of nutrients

Are there specifications that apply to the method by which Data Item #1 will be obtained, e.g., is the measurement taken once a year, every month, or some other variation? If you do not find your specification in the dropdown, you may enter it in the textbox below. Every two years

Data Item #2 Weight

Method #2 Clinical diagnostic tests

Specification #2 Once per year

Data Item #3 Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)

Method #3 Blood test

Specification #3 Every two years

Data Item #4 C-Reactive Protoein

Method #4 Blood test (EDTA tube)

Specification #4 Every two years

Data Item #5 Cancer incidence

Method #5 Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Specification #5 Every two years

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