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Beginning a discussion of nutrition and health disparities

Lancaster, K. J. and Bermudez, O. I. (2011) Beginning a discussion of nutrition and health disparities. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93 (5). 1161S-1162S. ISSN 0002-9165

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Abstract

In 2005, the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) created a Minority Affairs Committee (MAC). The goal of the committee is to enhance the participation of scientists from minority groups in the activities of the ASN. Because of the marked disparities in health conditions between white Americans and ethnic minority groups, the MAC also aims to promote scholarly interaction in the area of nutrition in health disparities. To that end, in 2010, the MAC held its first symposium at Experimental Biology. The goal of the symposium was to begin a discussion within the ASN of the role of nutrition in disparities...


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disparities, African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, nutrition, diet-related behaviors, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, determinants of health
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Nutrition
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
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Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2011 10:55
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2011 10:55
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2858

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