Journal article

Improvement in dietary inflammatory index score after 6-month dietary intervention is associated with reduction in interleukin-6 in patients with coronary heart disease: The AUSMED heart trial

Hannah L Mayr, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Audrey C Tierney, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, James R Hebert, Nitin Shivappa, Colleen J Thomas

Nutrition Research | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018


Awarded by United States National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are very grateful to all the participants of the study for their enthusiastic involvement and to the personnel of the affiliated hospital sites. We thank Teagan Kucianski for her work in developing the trial protocol, Elena George for her work in designing the Mediterranean diet and low-fat diet interventions of this study, Cassandra Bendall for her assistance with data collection and entry, Jessica Radcliffe for her support during the data collection process and Jessica Radcliffe, Diana Navarro-Perez and Antony Vinh for their assistance with laboratory analyses of pathology markers. This work was supported by La Trobe University (Understanding Disease RFA Start-Up Grant, 2013). HLM was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and a Northern Health PhD Scholarship. NS and JRH were supported by the United States National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (grant no. R44DK103377). HLM collected the presented data and analyzed the dietary intake, dietary inflammatory index and cardiometabolic risk marker data (with support from CJT, CI and ACT) and wrote the manuscript. All co-authors critically reviewed and edited the manuscript. MRC assisted with design of the data and statistical analyses reported in the manuscript. NS and JRH performed calculation of the DII from dietary intake data and provided important input in reviewing and editing drafts of the manuscript. However, they were not involved in performing statistical analyses on which the actual results are based.