A Dietary Inflammatory Index to Predict Changes in Inflammatory Markers
James R. Hébert, MSPH, ScD University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA Director, South Carolina Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Diet plays a central role in the regulation of chronic inflammation. After searching and not finding a diet-based inflammatory index, Dr Hébert started developing one. Qualifying articles were indexed, read, and scored, with the overall goal of defining and validating an index that assesses the inflammatory potential of the diet on a continuum from maximally anti-inflammatory to maximally proinflammatory. Results were consistent with the effect of a diet-derived estimate of inflammation in interval changes in hsCRP. Dr Hébert also shares the issues that still need to be addressed as part of the ongoing commitment to refining and improving the Dietary Inflammatory Index.