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Dietary Habits of the Asian Population | Healthy Eating | SF Gate
International comparison of food intake and health studies amongst the aged is providing new insight into the importance of food culture in social context for healthy aging. At same time the possible variance in eating behavior compatible with good health requires consideration. In the morbidity study, a total health assessment score or Later Life Status Score LLSS has been considered in relation to non-nutritional and nutritional factors. A mortality follow-up study on the elderly cohort in Spata, Greece has also been completed and published.
Japan is an archipelago chain of islands made up of about 3, islands. About twothirds of the land is too mountainous for development, so almost all the people live in cities, most of which were built on the country's flat land plains area. The country sometimes experiences natural disasters, such as typhoons huge storms originating over the ocean and earthquakes. Some mountainous areas have been terraced had step-like areas cut into them to allow farmers to grow rice and other crops. The climate is good for farming, with rice being the chief crop.
Previous reviews have indicated that immigration from South Asian to Western countries leads to unhealthy changes in diet; however, these reviews have been limited by the methods used in some included studies. This critical narrative review summarizes findings from original research articles that performed appropriate statistical analyses on diet data obtained using culturally appropriate diet assessment measures. All studies quantitatively compared the diets of South Asian immigrants with those of residents of Western or South Asian countries or with those of South Asian immigrants who had varying periods of time since immigration. Most studies examined total energy and nutrient intake among adults. Total energy intake tended to decrease with increasing duration of residence and immigrant generation, and immigrants consumed less protein and monounsaturated fat compared with Westerners.