Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-11-04
Received: 15 April 2019
Accepted: 2 October 2019
First Online: 4 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The protocol was approved by the ethics committee of the student research committee, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and Tehran, Iran. Prior to data collection, the purpose of the study was explained to the participants and their informed consent was recorded.
: Not applicable.
: The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII®) is a registered trademark of the University of South Carolina. Dr. James R. Hébert owns controlling interest in Connecting Health Innovations LLC (CHI), a company planning to license the right to his invention of the DII® from the University of South Carolina in order to develop computer and smart phone applications for patient counseling and dietary intervention in clinical settings. Dr. Nitin Shivappa is an employee of CHI. These activities have no direct bearing on the use of the DII® as a research tool.The other authors declare that they have no competing interests.