Assessment of Dietary Variation among U.S. Hispanics and Latinos

SSS epidemiologist Sarah Casagrande is the first author of an article in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care that describes an assessment of dietary intake among U.S. Hispanics and Latinos—a diverse population with a significant burden of diabetes. Based on analysis of data from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos for 2008–2011, the researchers recommend that as part of the care of Hispanics and Latinos with diabetes, attention should be given to fiber and sodium consumption. Other authors of the article include researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Northwestern University, Florida International University, University of Puerto Rico, University of Miami, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of California, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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