Food groups and intermediate disease markers: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized trials

Year Published: 2018


Am J Clin Nutr


Schwingshackl L, Hoffmann G, Iqbal K, Schwedhelm C, Boeing H


This paper analyzed various studies with the aim of assessing the relationship between consumption of various food groups and markers for diseases.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Increased intake of nuts, legumes, and whole grains was more effective at improving metabolic health than any other food groups. The authors suggest that more randomized controlled trials in this area are needed.