Dietary patterns are associated with metabolic risk factors in South Asians living in the United States
Year Published: 2015
Gadgil MD, Anderson CA, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM
"We aimed to determine prevalent dietary patterns for South Asians in the United States and their associations with risk factors for metabolic syndrome."
Key Findings: "The animal protein and the fried snacks, sweets, and high-fat dairy patterns were associated with adverse metabolic risk factors in South Asians in the United States, whereas the fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes pattern was linked with a decreased prevalence of hypertension and metabolic syndrome."