publication . Article . 2002

Consequences of the African Diaspora on Nutrition

Okonkwo, Sharon K.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
African-Americans, Afro-Carribeans and other children of the African diaspora continue to fare worse in many health measures of diet, nutrition, morbidity and mortality. What are some of the nutritional basis of such an outcome? What factors exist in the diet of these groups of people that have prevented them from obtaining the health outcomes of their predecessors? The African Diaspora is responsible for a huge transformation and translocation of millions of Africans during a four hundred year period. During this journey, countless Africans along with their foods and dietary customs were carried throughout the Americas to become the primary candidates of an ins...
Subjects
free text keywords: African diaspora, diet, NHANES, body mass index, diabetes, NIDDM
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