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Healthy Eating and Risks of Total and Cause-Specific Death among Low-Income Populations of African-Americans and Other Adults in the Southeastern United States: A Prospective Cohort Study

Published on May 26, 2015in PLOS Medicine
· DOI :10.1371/journal.pmed.1001830
Danxia Yu16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University),
Jennifer S. Sonderman9
Estimated H-index: 9
+ 8 AuthorsWei Zheng110
Estimated H-index: 110
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University)
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Background A healthy diet, as defined by the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), has been associated with lower morbidity and mortality from major chronic diseases in studies conducted in predominantly non-Hispanic white individuals. It is unknown whether this association can be extrapolated to African-Americans and low-income populations.
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Published on Sep 15, 2014in American Journal of Epidemiology4.47
Stephanie M. George19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Rachel Ballard-Barbash78
Estimated H-index: 78
+ 6 AuthorsMl Neuhouser64
Estimated H-index: 64
Poor diet quality is thought to be a leading risk factor for years of life lost. We examined how scores on 4 commonly used diet quality indices—the Healthy Eating Index 2010 (HEI), the Alternative Healthy Eating Index 2010 (AHEI), the Alternate Mediterranean Diet (aMED), and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)—are related to the risks of death from all causes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer among postmenopausal women. Our prospective cohort study included 63,805 particip...
Published on Aug 1, 2014in Hepatology14.97
Wen-Qing Li22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Brown University),
Yikyung Park55
Estimated H-index: 55
(NIH: National Institutes of Health)
+ 4 AuthorsNeal D. Freedman50
Estimated H-index: 50
(NIH: National Institutes of Health)
The role of diet in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its typical precursor, chronic liver disease (CLD), is poorly understood. Following dietary recommendations has been shown to reduce risk of many cancers, but whether such diets are associated with HCC and CLD is unknown. We prospectively evaluated the association of two dietary indices, the Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI-2010) and the alternate Mediterranean Diet Score (aMED), with HCC incidence and CLD mortality in a large U.S. prospective...
Published on Jul 1, 2014in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.57
David R. Jacobs143
Estimated H-index: 143
(UMN: University of Minnesota),
Michael J. Orlich6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UMN: University of Minnesota)
Nutritionism reduces dietary advice to statements about a few nutrients, with sometimes unintended implications for science, industry, and the public. Although reductionist questions about nutrition are legitimate scientifically, a nutrient focus in the public arena forces the food industry to compete with the use of nutrient statements. Consumers must interpret information that may not be correct or relevant. The theory of food synergy, which postulates that the many constituents of individual ...
Published on Jun 1, 2014in Journal of Nutrition4.42
Jill Reedy38
Estimated H-index: 38
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Susan M. Krebs-Smith48
Estimated H-index: 48
+ 4 AuthorsAmy F. Subar82
Estimated H-index: 82
Increased attention in dietary research and guidance has been focused on dietary patterns, rather than on single nutrients or food groups, because dietary components are consumed in combination and correlated with one another. However, the collective body of research on the topic has been hampered by the lack of consistency in methods used. We examined the relationships between 4 indices—the Healthy Eating Index–2010 (HEI-2010), the Alternative Healthy Eating Index–2010 (AHEI-2010), the alternat...
Published on Jun 1, 2014in Journal of Nutrition4.42
Marjorie L. McCullough69
Estimated H-index: 69
(ACS: American Cancer Society)
The evidence base for dietary guidance has traditionally relied on research examining the relation between individual components of diet—nutrients, foods—and various health outcomes. Evidence is steadily accruing, however, for a role of dietary patterns in chronic disease prevention, which considers the potential for additive and interactive effects of dietary constituents (1). Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that dietary patterns can significantly lower chronic disease risk facto...
Published on Mar 1, 2014in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.57
Wen-Qing Li22
Estimated H-index: 22
(AARP),
Yikyung Park55
Estimated H-index: 55
(AARP)
+ 5 AuthorsChristian C. Abnet1
Estimated H-index: 1
(AARP)
Background: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is the seventh most common cancer worldwide. Although diet has been proposed to play an important role in HNC, few associations with diet have been convincing other than alcohol intake. Studies of dietary patterns that examine overall diets may provide broader insight than studies of individual foods. Little is known about the association between dietary patterns and risk of HNC. Objective: We prospectively evaluated the association between 2 index-based di...
Published on Mar 1, 2014in Journal of Nutrition4.42
Patricia M. Guenther34
Estimated H-index: 34
(Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion),
Sharon I. Kirkpatrick27
Estimated H-index: 27
+ 5 AuthorsRaymond J. Carroll88
Estimated H-index: 88
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
The Healthy Eating Index (HEI), a measure of diet quality, was updated to reflect the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the accompanying USDA Food Patterns. To assess the validity and reliability of the HEI-2010, exemplary menus were scored and 2 24-h dietary recalls from individuals aged $2 y from the 2003‐2004 NHANES were used to estimate multivariate usual intake distributions and assess whether the HEI-2010 1) has a distribution wide enough to detect meaningful differences in diet qu...
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Preventive Medicine3.45
Kelly Marie Bower6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Johns Hopkins University),
Roland J. Thorpe28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Johns Hopkins University)
+ 1 AuthorsDarrell J. Gaskin28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Johns Hopkins University)
Abstract Background Food store availability may determine the quality of food consumed by residents. Neighborhood racial residential segregation, poverty, and urbanicity independently affect food store availability, but the interactions among them have not been studied. Purpose To examine availability of supermarkets, grocery stores, and convenience stores in US census tracts according to neighborhood racial/ethnic composition, poverty, and urbanicity. Methods Data from 2000 US Census and 2001 I...
Published on Nov 21, 2013in The New England Journal of Medicine70.67
Ying Bao18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Harvard University),
Jiali Han50
Estimated H-index: 50
+ 5 AuthorsAbstr Act85
Estimated H-index: 85
Background Increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, the association between nut consumption and mortality remains unclear. Methods We examined the association between nut consumption and subsequent total and cause-specific mortality among 76,464 women in the Nurses’ Health Study (1980–2010) and 42,498 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986–2010). Participants...
Published on Nov 11, 2013in JAMA Internal Medicine20.77
Pablo Monsivais34
Estimated H-index: 34
(University of Cambridge),
Colin D. Rehm27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UW: University of Washington),
Adam Drewnowski85
Estimated H-index: 85
(UW: University of Washington)
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is perhaps the best example of how a nutrient dense dietary pattern can prevent chronic disease. In randomized trials, DASH dietary patterns lowered blood pressure in hypertensive individuals.1 Subsequent trials and observational studies have consistently found that DASH-type diets reduced cardiovascular and metabolic risk.2
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Published on Aug 28, 2019in International Journal of Obesity4.51
Esther van Eekelen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LUMC: Leiden University Medical Center),
Anouk Geelen25
Estimated H-index: 25
(WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)
+ 4 AuthorsMutsert de Renee26
Estimated H-index: 26
(LUMC: Leiden University Medical Center)
It is unclear to what extent adherence to dietary guidelines may specifically affect visceral fat and liver fat. We aimed to study the association between the Dutch Healthy Diet Index (DHD-index) and total body fat, visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and hepatic triglyceride content (HTGC) in middle-aged men and women. In this cross-sectional study, VAT was assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 2580 participants, and HTGC by proton-MR spectroscopy in 2083 participants. Habitual dietary inta...
Abstract Background Evaluating diet quality is a way to monitor a population's adherence to dietary guidelines. Objective To adapt the Healthy Eating Index-2015 (HEI-2015) to the Brazilian population, to evaluate the validity and reliability of the adapted HEI-2015, and to assess diet quality of Brazilian adults as well as socioeconomic and demographic factors associated with diet quality. Design In this cross-sectional study, two dietary records from nonconsecutive days were used to obtain food...
Published on Apr 1, 2019in Academic Pediatrics2.54
Clement J. Bottino9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Harvard University),
Eric W. Fleegler15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Harvard University)
+ 1 AuthorsErinn T. Rhodes16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Harvard University)
ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To examine associations between housing instability and poor diet quality in a sample of urban parents and children. METHODS Cross-sectional study of 340 parent/guardian-child dyads visiting a pediatric primary care center in Boston, Massachusetts. The parent/guardian (hereafter, parent) completed two Harvard Service Food Frequency Questionnaires, one regarding their own dietary intake and one regarding their child's intake, and an assessment of health-related social needs. Di...
Published on Feb 28, 2019in Nutrients4.17
Ingrid Adams2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Wilson Figueroa + 5 AuthorsJoshua J. Joseph6
Estimated H-index: 6
A healthy diet is associated with lower risk of chronic disease. African Americans generally have poor diet quality and experience a higher burden of many chronic diseases. We examined the associations of demographic and psychosocial factors and barriers to diet quality among African American adults. This cross-sectional study included 100 African American adults in a southeastern metropolitan area. Psychosocial factors (social support, self-efficacy), and barriers to healthy eating were assesse...
Published on Feb 1, 2019in Food Research International3.58
Thulile Ndlovu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Stellenbosch University),
Francois van Jaarsveld1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Stellenbosch University),
Oluwafemi J. Caleb16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Stellenbosch University)
Abstract The determination of appropriate dietary strategies for the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases remains a challenging and highly relevant issue worldwide. Epidemiological dietary interventions have been studied for decades with contrasting impacts on human health. Moreover, research scientists and physicians have long debated diets encouraging alcohol intake, such as the Mediterranean and French-style diets, with regard to their imp...
Published on Aug 18, 2018in Journal of The American College of Nutrition2.08
Saniye Bilici5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Gazi University),
Hande Mortas2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Gazi University)
+ 1 AuthorsEda Köksal8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Gazi University)
ABSTRACTObjective: Low dietary quality is an important indicator of unhealthy eating patterns that can lead to some consequences such as obesity, so policy is a very powerful tool that can affect the consumption of both healthy and unhealthy foods. Indices that assess whether nutritional policies are applied contribute to the assessment of the quality of the population's diet. This study was conducted to investigate the quality of diets and beverages consumed by Turkish adults, and the factors a...
Published on Apr 26, 2018in Nutrients4.17
Lap T. Le2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Joan Sabaté45
Estimated H-index: 45
+ 1 AuthorsKaren Jaceldo-Siegl21
Estimated H-index: 21
Traditionally, healthful diets and lifestyles have been examined only in relation to single nutrients, foods, or food groups in terms of dietary exposure. An alternative approach is to conceptualize an index based on vegetarian food pyramid guidelines as a measure of overall diet and lifestyle quality. Our objectives were to: (1) develop the Vegetarian Lifestyle Index (VLI); and (2) evaluate adherence to the Vegetarian Food Guide Pyramid (VFGP) among a low-risk population of Adventists. The inde...
Published on Apr 3, 2018in Journal of The American College of Nutrition2.08
Margaret M. Wrobleski3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UMB: University of Maryland, Baltimore),
Elizabeth A. Parker2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMB: University of Maryland, Baltimore)
+ 3 AuthorsMaureen M. Black6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RTP: Research Triangle Park)
ABSTRACTObjective: Overall diet patterns may be a better predictor of disease risk than specific nutrients or individual foods. The purpose of this study is to examine how overall diet patterns relate to nutritional intake, body composition, and physiological measures of chronic disease risk among low-income, urban African American adolescents.Methods: Cross-sectional data were collected from two samples of African American adolescents (n = 317) from a low-income urban community, including dieta...
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine1.57
Eda Köksal8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Gazi University),
Merve Seyda Karacil Ermumcu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Gazi University),
Hande Mortas2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Gazi University)
Objectives This study aims to describe the dietary status of Turkish adults using two different versions of the Healthy Eating Index (HEI).
Published on Jul 13, 2017in The New England Journal of Medicine70.67
Mercedes Sotos-Prieto8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Shilpa N Bhupathiraju22
Estimated H-index: 22
+ 6 AuthorsFrank B. Hu202
Estimated H-index: 202
BackgroundFew studies have evaluated the relationship between changes in diet quality over time and the risk of death. MethodsWe used Cox proportional-hazards models to calculate adjusted hazard ratios for total and cause-specific mortality among 47,994 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and 25,745 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study from 1998 through 2010. Changes in diet quality over the preceding 12 years (1986–1998) were assessed with the use of the Alternate Healthy Eating Index–...