Foreign-born blacks have better diet quality compared to US-born blacks, a recent study found. Using the Alternative Healthy Easting Index-2010 (AHEI-2010) and the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) scores, the cross-sectional study compared diet quality between US-born (n=3,911) and foreign-born (n=408) non-Hispanic black adults aged 22-79 years, based on pooled nationally representative data and by length of US residency. Researchers found:
- Foreign-born blacks had significantly higher AHEI-2010 and DASH scores compared with US-born blacks.
- Among foreign-born blacks, diet quality did not significantly differ by length of residency.
- Foreign-born blacks were more likely to be in the high than in the low tertile for vegetables, fruit, percentage of whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Brown AGM, Houser RF, Mattei J, et al. Diet quality among US-born and foreign-born non-Hispanic blacks: NHANES 2003-2012 data. Am J Clin Nutrit. 2018;107(5):695-706. doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqy021.
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