Table 2: Quality Assessment tool and scores.

ArticleAims MethodsDiet of interest Recruitment Inflammation Confounding variables Missing Conclusions Quality rating
(1 pt)(1 pt each)well-defined? (1 pt each)(1 pt)(1 pt)(1 pt)data/attrition (1 pt)(2 pts)(out of 12 pts)

1st AuthorClearly describedReadReprAdTODietDiscussedMeasures appropriateControlledProperly handledAppropriateTotal

Åsgård101100110117
Itsiopoulos110111110007
Davis110110111029
Qi110111011028
Dostlova100100011015
Azadbakht1101111110210
Bozzetto100001110026
Giannopoulou 110011011028
Barnard 010111110118
Wolever 110111011119
Vetter 010010001014
Kosłowska 100010010014
Marfella110010010015
Khoo110110110017
Mraz100010010014
Brinkworth1111111101110

Note. Ad: adherence; Diet: dietary intervention defined; Read: readability; Repr: reproducibility; TO: appropriate use of temporal ordering.