Australian patients with coronary heart disease achieve high adherence to 6-month Mediterranean diet intervention: preliminary results of the AUSMED Heart Trial
Hannah L Mayr, Audrey C Tierney, Teagan Kucianski, Colleen J Thomas, Catherine Itsiopoulos
Nutrition | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019
This work was supported by La Trobe University Understanding Disease Research Focus Area Start-Up Grant, 2013. H. L M. was supported by an Australian government research training program scholarship and a Northern Health PhD scholarship. The supplemental foods used in the study were generously donated by Cobram Estate of Boundary Bend Limited (extra virgin olive oil); the Almond Board of Australia (almonds); Jalna Dairy Foods Pty Ltd (Greek yogurt); Simplot Australia Pty Ltd (canned fish and legumes); HJ Heinz Company Australia (canned fish and legumes); and Carman's (muesli bars). The sponsors had no role in the design, collection, analysis, or writing of this article. T. K. designed the broader trial protocol used herein (with support from C. I. and A. C. T.). H. L M. contributed to design of the outcome measures for the pilot study reported (with support from C. I., A. C. T., and C. J. T.). H. L M. collected and analyzed the presented data (with support from C. I., A. C. T., and C. J. T.). All authors contributed to interpretation of the data. H. L. M. wrote the draft manuscript and all co-authors critically reviewed and edited the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.