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2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the relationship between acculturation and dietary intake?

Conclusion Statement

Limited evidence from cross-sectional studies suggests that in adults of Latino/Hispanic national origin, particularly women and those of Mexican origin, higher acculturation to the United States is associated with lower fruit and vegetable intake, as well as higher intake of fast food. Insufficient evidence is available for children, Asians and African Americans in general, and among populations of diverse Latino/Hispanic national origin to draw a conclusion regarding the association between measures of acculturation and dietary intake.

2015 DGAC Grade: Limited