Cultural aspects of African American eating patterns.

  title={Cultural aspects of African American eating patterns.},
  author={Collins O. Airhihenbuwa and Shiriki K Kumanyika and T D Agurs and Alison Lowe and Debbie Saunders and Christiaan B Morssink},
  journal={Ethnicity & health},
  volume={1 3},
The high mortality from diet-related diseases among African Americans strongly suggests a need to adopt diets lower in total fat, saturated fat and salt and higher in fiber. However, such changes would be contrary to some traditional African American cultural practices. Focus group interviews were used to explore cultural aspects of eating patterns among low- and middle-income African Americans recruited from an urban community in Pennsylvania. In total, 21 males and 32 females, aged 13-65… CONTINUE READING


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