Low-fat dietary pattern and change in body-composition traits in the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


The American journal of clinical nutrition, Volume 93, Issue 3, p.516-24 (2011)


2011, Absorptiometry, Photon, Aged, Aging, Body Composition, Body Mass Index, Breast Neoplasms, Chronic Disease, Colonic Neoplasms, Coronary Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Diet, Fat-Restricted, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Overweight, Patient Compliance, Postmenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors


The Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification (DM) Trial was a randomized controlled trial that compared the effects of a low-fat (≤20% of total energy) or a usual diet in relation to chronic disease risk in postmenopausal women.