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Stressful life events, diet quality and incident cardiometabolic disease.


Existing literature supports the finding that diet and stress are associated with cardiometabolic disease, defined as CVD and diabetes. However, studies were often performed in men, although the onset and the course of illness differ between men and women. Symptoms of CVD in women are less specific and in both CVD and diabetes risk factors have different effects on men and women. Furthermore, animal studies showed interaction effects between diet and stress influencing factors related to metabolic disease. The current study will further elucidate the interaction between stressful life events and diet and its influence on cardiometabolic disease in women.