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Age, gender, race play large role in daily diet, study finds

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In a new study, researchers say Americans' age, gender and background play a large role in their daily diets.

A new study reveals dietary patterns in adults vary widely, depending on their education, income level, race and background.

The study, led by researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and presented at the American Heart Association's 2012 Epidemiology and Prevention session, says African Americans were more likely than Caucasians to eat a southern diet of fried, processed meats and sugar sweetened drinks. More than 21,000 adults took part in the UAB study.

The southern diet was more common among men, people without a college degree, and low earners. The study also found that middle aged people, ages 45-54, tended to eat a diet rich in international foods, pasta, pizza, and soups.

 

 

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