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“… How and Why are Certain Diets Sustained?
A Cohort to Capture Behavior Change and Personalized Dietary Patterns

Nicola McKeown, PhD, HNRCA Scientist and Director of Friedman’s Nutritional Epidemiology Program, spent last summer and fall gathering data and eventually drawing the initial phase of the ADAPT (Adhering to Dietary Approaches for Personal Taste) study to a close. The overarching goal of this first phase was to explore the feasibility of conducting research studies among populations of individuals consuming a variety of popular diets, including Paleo, low-carb, vegetarian, raw, Mediterranean, and others. The response was enthusiastic: “Over 7,000 folks said they would be interested in participating in a larger study,” said McKeown… ”  read full article

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Dr. Nicola McKeown Speaks About ADAPT

“…In light of emerging evidence on the health benefits of various alternatives to a typical Western diet, understanding dietary change is paramount to improving the health and well-being of future generations and economies. Although dietary carbohydrate quality remains a cornerstone of my research in the Nutritional Epidemiology Program at the HNRCA, our recent research initiative, the Adhering to Dietary Approaches for Personal Taste (ADAPT) Study, now allows us to place greater emphasis on the study of carbohydrates and other dietary components in the context of individuals’ lifestyle behaviors and overall dietary patterns…”  read full article