Improving our diet - still a long way to go
Americans have improved their diets since the 1960's, but many are still eating unhealthy foods. A dietary survey done in 1988-1991 found that fewer than 25% of those surveyed met even half of the recommendations. High-income whites have improved their dietary habits more than low-income whites and blacks. However, many Americans still eat high-fat foods such as cheese. Since food consumption can affect health, physicians should encourage their patients to consume a healthy diet.
Publication Name: The New England Journal of Medicine
Body mass index and body fat distribution in newly-arrived Vietnamese refugees in Sydney, Australia
A study was conducted on body mass index (BMI), body fat distribution and other behavioral variables in an ethnic Vietnamese population in Australia. Diet or alcohol intake and exercise patterns had no effect on BMI. The mean BMI of the refugee population was lesser than that of the Australian population. Vietnamese females had higher waist-to-hip ratio than Australian females, despite a lower mean BMI.
Publication Name: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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