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Assessing food dietary intakes in Japanese-Brazilians using factor analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21180989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the use of factor analysis for assessing food habits in Japanese-Brazilians. Dietary data from 1,283 participants of a cross-sectional study were used. Besides statistical criteria, we also used the conceptual meaning of identified profiles to obtain scores for dietary patterns (Japanese or Western profile). Paired Student t test, linear regression and Poisson models were used to verify the existence of relationship between these scores and generation, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and presence of metabolic syndrome, respectively. First generation subjects had higher mean Japanese profile scores and lower Western profile scores than those of second generation. The Western dietary pattern was associated with BMI (p = 0.001), waist circumference (p = 0.023) and metabolic syndrome (p < 0.05). We concluded that these scores were able to discriminate subjects who maintained their traditional Japanese lifestyle or otherwise, and that the incorporation of a Western lifestyle is associated to high values of BMI, waist circumference and presence of metabolic syndrome.
Suely Godoy Agostinho Gimeno; Solange Andreoni; Sandra Roberta Gouvea Ferreira; Laércio Joel Franco; Marly Augusto Cardoso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1678-4464     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  2011-06-28     Revised Date:  2013-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2157-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Diet Surveys / statistics & numerical data*
Eating / ethnology*
Epidemiologic Methods
Food Habits / ethnology*
Japan / ethnology
Life Style / ethnology*
Metabolic Syndrome X / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Waist Circumference / physiology

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