A recent study assessed the association between a multi-dimensional Macronutrient Quality Index (MQI) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in a Mediterranean cohort. The MQI expresses high-quality macronutrient intake and was calculated based on three previously reported quality indices: the Carbohydrate Quality Index (CQI), the Fat Quality Index (FQI), and the Healthy Plate Protein source Quality Index (HPPQI). Regarding the dietary characteristics of participants, those with higher values of MQI consumed more vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, fish, white meats, skimmed dairy products, nuts, and olive oil, but smaller quantities of whole dairy, eggs, soft drinks, and fast food. They found a significant inverse relationship between a multidimensional MQI and a lower risk of CVD. Please share your thoughts and experiences!
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