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Table 2 Sensitivity analysis: association of yearly changes in food groups intake with concurrent changes in body weight (A) or waist circumference (B) over 5-year of follow-up - mutual adjustment considering food groups significantly associated with changes in anthropometry

From: Longitudinal association of changes in diet with changes in body weight and waist circumference in subjects at high cardiovascular risk: the PREDIMED trial

Food group (serving/d)β (95% CI)p-value
A. Body weight change (kg)
 Refined grains0.21 (− 0.02, 0.44)0.075
 Alcoholic beverages0.17 (0.09, 0.24)< 0.0001
 Potatoes0.16 (−0.01, 0.33)0.071
 Red meat0.14 (−0.08, 0.37)0.213
 Processed meat0.10 (−0.01, 0.20)0.065
 White bread0.05 (0.00, 0.10)0.059
 Sweets0.04 (0.01, 0.06)0.005
 Low-fat milk−0.07 (−0.13, − 0.01)0.031
 Low-fat yogurt−0.15 (− 0.30, − 0.01)0.035
B. Waist circumference change (cm)
 Snacks, fast foods and pre-pared dishes0.24 (0.02, 0.46)0.032
 Processed meat0.15 (0.00, 0.31)0.054
 Alcoholic beverages0.12 (0.02, 0.22)0.023
 Sweets0.08 (0.03, 0.12)< 0.0001
 Nuts− 0.16 (− 0.32, 0.00)0.052
 Vegetables− 0.24 (− 0.41, − 0.08)0.004
  1. β (95% CI) represents the yearly change in body weight (kg) or waist circumference (cm) associated with increased/decreased consumption of particular food groups (serving/d). The mutually adjusted model was adjusted for covariables used in all multivariable models (time, sex, center, intervention group, age, baseline BMI/WC (depending on outcome) and educational level, as well as yearly measured changes in smoking status and physical activity) and for the other food groups significantly associated with changes in anthropometry