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Dietary consumption practices and cancer risk in African Americans in the rural South.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20675946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes the dietary consumption practices of a sample of African Americans in the rural South. A qualitative research design involving a cross-sectional food diary was utilized. Complete datasets were collected from 114 participants, 66% female, between the ages of 19 and 79 years. The consumption of a variety of fruits, non-starchy vegetables and unprocessed cereals in daily meals was low in this sample. Frequent consumption of fried foods; fast foods; sugary, carbonated beverages; processed, high-fat and high-sodium foods; and low fruit and non-starchy vegetable intake were evident. The findings are crucial to the development for culturally-specific nutrition education intervention programs for African Americans in the rural South targeted at the modification of not only diet, but food preparation methods to reduce cancer risk.
Adelia Bovell-Benjamin; Norma Dawkins; Ralphenia Pace; James M Shikany
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
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 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-02     Completed Date:  2010-09-13     Revised Date:  2013-08-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103800     Medline TA:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet / ethnology*
Food Habits / ethnology*
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / ethnology*
Nutrition Surveys
Qualitative Research
Risk Factors
Rural Population / statistics & numerical data*
Young Adult
Grant Support
U54 CA118623/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54 CA118948/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54 CA118948/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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