Dietary Assessment

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I. The dietary intake and cardiometabolic risk of children varies in ethical/racial groups. Since the specific nutrients of the children’s cardiovascular risks were not well understood. Carbohydrates, saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat were monitored and assessed as a factors that would help determine and understand the influence diet may have at a young age, especially with children who stuff in cardiometabolic health. Racial and ethnic factors were studied in this experiment because diet and health varies in different races, and may play a huge part in the study. Risk factors like obesity, dyslipidemia, and fat intake are looked at to see the relationship to cardiovascular disease. The hypothesis trying to be stated is, dietary…show more content…
The research that was done in this experiment did not seem to present a real problem but instead a need for more understanding on the topic. I believe if the study wasn’t limited by its cross-sectional nature, it would’ve provided more results. The sample size of some of the racial/ethnic groups should have been larger, because results indicated that it may have been insufficient to detect weak associations. I believe that there should have been more examined then just dietary macronutrient intakes. Exercise or predisposed health traits could have been examined. It was shown that dietary assessment isn’t particularly the best approach in examining children, due to challenges of memory, estimation in portion sizes, and misreporting. If this information was known prior to research, it should have been reassessed to prove accurate results. It was shown that self-reported dietary assessment methods aren’t reliable and tend to underreport energy and nutrient intake, because of this, it should have been taken off the assessment. More information needs to be provided on the FFQ, because the results are…show more content…
Age, BMI z score, total energy, and specific dietary macronutrients have been determined to affect cardiovascular health. BMI z score and SES showed different results between racial/ethnic groups. Seventy percent of the Hispanic children assessed, were overweight or obese, followed by fifty percent of black children and multiracial children assessed, then forty-six percent of white children, and lastly thirty-three of Asian children. White children, had higher BMI z scores then the Hispanic children; but, there were no substantial differences in the other groups for BMI z score. When ethnicity and and race differences were assessed there was no differences in carbohydrates, but differences in total, saturated, and polyunsaturated fat

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