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Beverage-consumption patterns and associations with metabolic risk factors among low-income Latinos with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes
University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications
  • Monica L. Wang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Stephenie C. Lemon, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Barbara C. Olendzki, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Milagros C. Rosal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Publication Date
12-1-2013
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Beverages; Carbonated Beverages; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Dietary Fats; Dietary Sucrose; Energy Intake; Female; Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated; *Hispanic Americans; Humans; Hypoglycemic Agents; Male; Middle Aged; Obesity; Poverty; Puerto Rico; United States
Abstract
In the United States, Latinos experience disproportionately higher rates of type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications than non-Latino whites. Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is strongly associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Reducing caloric intake, particularly from energy-dense, low-nutrient foods or beverages, can be an effective and key strategy for metabolic and weight control. However, little is known about the contribution of various types of beverages, including but not limited to SSBs, to total caloric intake among Latinos with type 2 diabetes. Low-income Latinos (87.7% Puerto Rican) participating in a diabetes self-management intervention trial (N=238) provided cross-sectional, descriptive data on beverage-consumption patterns, anthropometric outcomes, and metabolic characteristics. Beverages accounted for one fifth of the total daily caloric intake. SSBs and milk beverages, respectively, contributed 9.6% of calories to overall daily caloric intake. Interventions directed at diabetes risk factors among low-income Latinos with diabetes can benefit from consideration of beverage-consumption behaviors as an important strategy to reduce caloric and sugar intake. All rights reserved.
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Citation: Wang ML, Lemon SC, Olendzki B, Rosal MC. Beverage-consumption patterns and associations with metabolic risk factors among low-income Latinos with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Dec;113(12):1695-703. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2013.06.351. Link to article on publisher's site

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PubMed ID
23999278
Citation Information
Monica L. Wang, Stephenie C. Lemon, Barbara C. Olendzki and Milagros C. Rosal. "Beverage-consumption patterns and associations with metabolic risk factors among low-income Latinos with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes" Vol. 113 Iss. 12 (2013) ISSN: 2212-2672 (Print)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephenie_lemon/62/