Race and region have independent and synergistic effects on dietary intakes in black and white women

Nutrition Journal, 05/02/2012

Race and region were significantly associated with nutrient intakes in a large study of black and non–Hispanic white women in the United States. Intakes of trans fat, calcium, and cholesterol among black and white women differed across regions. Race and region thus interact to impact dietary intakes, and their effects may be mediated by such factors as the broader food environment and food availability as well as food customs and culture.

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