Dietary patterns, abdominal visceral adipose tissue, and cardiometabolic risk factors in African Americans: the Jackson heart study

Year Published: 2013


Obesity (Silver Spring)


Liu J, Hickson DA, Musani SK, Talegawkar SA, Carithers TC, Tucker KL, Fox CS, Taylor HA


In this study, authors looked at the relationship between dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease risk in African-Americans in the deep South.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Three major dietary patterns were identified: a “southern”, a “fast food” and a “prudent” pattern. The prudent dietary pattern, which included nuts, was associated with a lower risk of hypertension.