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Table 5 Associations between changes in Mediterranean Diet Score and changes in respectively anthropometric parameters (waist circumference, Body Mass Index) and blood lipids (total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, ratio total/HDL cholesterol, triglycerides)

From: Longitudinal study on the association between three dietary indices, anthropometric parameters and blood lipids

  Men (N = 373) Women (N = 197)
  Model 1 Model 2 Model 1 Model 2
  β R2 β R2 β R2 β R2
Mediterranean Diet Score-Waist circumference −0.157* 0.025 −0.025 0.139 0.005 0.000 −0.132 0.198
Mediterranean Diet Score-Body Mass Index −0.174* 0.030 −0.078 0.171 −0.033 0.001 −0.143 0.261
Mediterranean Diet Score-Total cholesterol −0.031 0.001 −0.024 0.062 0.036 0.001 0.042 0.073
Mediterranean Diet Score-HDL cholesterol −0.014 0.000 0.023 0.187 0.049 0.002 0.024 0.081
Mediterranean Diet Score-LDL cholesterol −0.023 0.001 −0.051 0.067 −0.008 0.000 0.022 0.118
Mediterranean Diet Score-Ratio Total/HDL cholesterol −0.041 0.002 −0.051 0.157 −0.041 0.002 −0.010 0.129
Mediterranean Diet Score-Triglycerides 0.021 0.000 0.063 0.073 0.026 0.001 0.003 0.049
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
  2. Model 1: unadjusted
  3. Model 2: adjusted for age, residual change score smoking, residual change score VO2peak relative and residual change waist circumference for the association with blood lipids