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Staple food intake in a rural village in Verata, Fiji.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12017835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An assessment of food intake and body composition in twenty women in a relatively isolated rural village in Fiji was made. Subcutaneous fat distribution was assessed by the measurement of subscapular and triceps skin folds. Compared with measurements made on Polynesian and European women in New Zealand it was found that the Fiji women had relatively more central subcutaneous fat than Polynesian or European. Diet was assessed by two 7 day periods of diet diaries and analysed by food type. The two main foods eaten were cassava and flour based goods.
E Rush; R Hedges; B Alsbersberg; D Qionibaravi; M Laulu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacific health dialog     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1015-7867     ISO Abbreviation:  Pac Health Dialog     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-20     Completed Date:  2002-06-12     Revised Date:  2009-07-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434923     Medline TA:  Pac Health Dialog     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue
Food Preferences
Rural Population*

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