Diet Quality Indices (DQIs) are assessment tools used to estimate the overall quality of an individual's dietary intake by assessing food and nutrient intake, as well as lifestyle characteristics, based on how well they fit with dietary guidelines. A recent study examined the association between 3 diet quality indices (Australian Dietary Guideline Index, DGI; Dietary Inflammatory Index, DII; Mediterranean-DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, MIND) and risk of all-cause mortality, CVD mortality, and nonfatal CVD events. A higher quality diet was associated with a reduced risk of all-cause and CVD mortality, but a greater inflammatory diet was associated with a higher risk of mortality. These findings underline the importance of adhering to dietary guidelines, a Mediterranean-style diet, and a low-inflammatory diet in lowering the risk of all-cause and CVD mortality. Please share your thoughts and experiences!

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