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Cardiovascular risk in African American women attending historically Black colleges and universities: the role of dietary patterns and food preferences.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21099070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is a lack of data on the dietary patterns and food preferences of African American women attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). African American women have higher death rates from cardiovascular disease than White women, and the initiating events of cardiovascular disease often begin in young adulthood. The purpose of this study was to identify the dietary patterns and food preferences of African American college women, which may act as risk factors for cardiovascular disease. A convenience sample of 100 African American women, ages 18 to 40 years, was administered two surveys assessing food preferences and dietary patterns. The majority of the participants (65%) preferred high-fat foods, and most of the participants (87%) consumed more than 30% of their daily caloric intake from fat. There is a definite need for dietary education regarding the impact of dietary fat on cardiovascular health among college students.
Sandra Chaisson Brown; Paula J Geiselman; Tracy Broussard
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health care for the poor and underserved     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1548-6869     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103800     Medline TA:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1184-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Southern University School of Nursing, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Cardiovascular Diseases / ethnology*
Diet / ethnology*
Diet Surveys
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage*
Energy Intake
Food Preferences / ethnology*
Risk Factors
Southeastern United States
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats

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