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2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the relationship between acculturation and body weight?

Conclusion Statement

Limited evidence suggests a relationship between higher acculturation to the United States and increased body weight. This relationship varies by national origin and gender. Specifically, findings were mixed in both Asian and Latino/Hispanic populations. In Asians, the association was stronger in women than men and in Latino/Hispanic populations; associations were stronger in Mexican-born women.

2015 DGAC Grade: Limited