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Assessing the diet of the British African-Caribbean population: frequency of consumption of foods and food portion sizes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12396469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is a very high prevalence of diet related disorders in the British African-Caribbean population but very few studies have determined associations between diet and disease within this community. There are virtually no published data on the frequency of foods consumed by this population or on the usual portion sizes which are necessary not only for nutritional epidemiological studies but also for treating diet related conditions such as diabetes. Here we present the frequency of foods consumed, assessed by a quantitative FFQ specifically developed for this sample, and the usual portion size reported by 210 randomly selected adult men and women. Frequency of consumption of foods and food portion sizes reported differed greatly from those consumed by the majority White population. This paper highlights the need to collect valid food consumption data for specific ethnic groups rather than using data available from another population, which is inappropriate. Such data will enable more precise dietary assessment and will further our understanding of the role of diet in the aetiology and prevention of diet-related diseases.
S Sharma; J Cade; J Landman; J K Cruickshank
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food sciences and nutrition     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0963-7486     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-24     Completed Date:  2002-11-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432922     Medline TA:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cancer Etiology Program, Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu 96813, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
African Continental Ancestry Group
Caribbean Region / ethnology
Diet / statistics & numerical data*
Diet Surveys
Energy Intake
Food Habits / ethnology*

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