Dietary Patterns

Year Published: 2013

Journal

Obesity (Silver Spring)

Authors

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

Methods

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

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.