Can Mediterranean diet really influence obesity? Evidence from propensity score matching (Journal article)

Drichoutis, A. C./ Lazaridis, P./ Nayga, R. M.

Worldwide obesity rates have stimulated interest in healthy dietary patterns. One well-known dietary pattern is the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked with several beneficial health effects. However, concerns have also been raised regarding the Mediterranean diet's role in promoting weight gain. We explored the effect of the Mediterranean diet on body mass index using the propensity score matching approach. We found no statistically significant average treatment effect on the treated and therefore cannot confirm that a causal link exists between Mediterranean diet and body mass index.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Οικονομικών και Κοινωνικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Οικονομικών Επιστημών
Keywords: mediterranean diet,body mass index,propensity score matching,ordered treatment,rosenbaum bounds,econometric evaluation estimator,body-mass index,instrumental variables,childhood obesity,adherence,population,survival,program,attica,adults
ISSN: 1618-7598
Link: <Go to ISI>://000269210200003
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