Diet of second-generation Japanese-American men with and without non-insulin-dependent diabetes.

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4x diabetes prevalence of second-generation Japanese-Americans than Japanese

TitleDiet of second-generation Japanese-American men with and without non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsTsunehara CH, Leonetti DL, Fujimoto WY
JournalThe American journal of clinical nutrition
Volume52
Issue4
Pagination731-8
Date Published1990 Oct
ISSN0002-9165
KeywordsAging, Alcohol Drinking, Asian Americans, Body Weight, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, diet, Dietary Carbohydrates, Dietary Fats, Dietary Proteins, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Abstract

Second-generation Japanese-American (Nisei) men have rates of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus four times higher than men in Japan, suggesting a role for environmental factors in the etiology of this disease. Dietary intake was assessed for 229 Nisei men with diabetes (DM, n = 78), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT, n = 72), and normal glucose tolerance (NGT, n = 79). The diet of Nisei men with DM compared with men with IGT or NGT was similar in kilocalories but higher in fat and protein. Absence of diabetes was self-reported by 153 men (N-entry) of which 76 were confirmed to have NGT and 17 were discovered to have DM. Animal-protein and -fat intakes were significantly higher in N-entry DM men than in N-entry NGT men. Overall the Nisei diet, particularly that of Nisei men with DM, resembled more the diet of US men than men in Japan.

Alternate JournalAm. J. Clin. Nutr.
PubMed ID2403066
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