Study title and authors:
Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in an Urban Mexican Population1,2
This paper can be accessed at: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/140/10/1855.abstract
The objective of the study was to examine whether particular dietary patterns are related to risk of metabolic syndrome in Mexican adults. The study consisted of5,240 men and women aged 20–70 years and analysis revealed 3 major dietary patterns: prudent, Western, and high protein/fat.
The high protein/high fat diet and 'prudent' diet were not associated with metabolic syndrome.
The 'Western' diet consisting of high quantities of soft drinks, refined grains, corn tortillas, pastries, seafood, and whole grains were associated with:
(a) High blood sugar
(b) Low (good) HDL cholesterol
(c) Higher metabolic syndrome risk
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Recipe of the day
Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato Salad
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■1 medium-sized tomato, chopped into chunks
■Juice from one lemon wedge
■2-4 cooked pieces of bacon, crumbled (optional)
■Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together, stirring not too much, but just enough to make some of the avocado and egg into mush.
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