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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - 3 Nutritional and Dietary Scientific papers produced for the for the Barbados National Cancer Study

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1. Nutritional composition of commonly consumed composite dishes for the Barbados National Cancer Study

Sangita Sharma, Rachel Harris, Xia Cao, Anselm J. M. Hennis, M. Christina Leske, Suh-Yuh Wu and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group

Primary objective - To provide for the first time, the calculated nutritional composition of 32 composite dishes commonly consumed in Barbados to enable dietary intake to be calculated from a Quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire developed specifically for this population to determine associations between diet and the risk of prostate and breast cancer.

2. Dietary intake and development of a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire for the Barbados National Cancer Study

Sangita Sharma, Rachel Harris, Xia Cao, Anselm J. M. Hennis, M. Christina Leske, Suh-Yuh Wu and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group

Objective - To develop a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (QFFQ) for the Barbados National Cancer Study (BNCS) that will permit examination of associations of diet with breast and prostate cancer.

3. Assessing dietary patterns in Barbados highlights the need for nutritional intervention to reduce risk of chronic disease

Sangita Sharma, Rachel Harris, Xia Cao, Anselm J. M. Hennis, M. Christina Leske, Suh-Yuh Wu and the Barbados National Cancer Study Group

Background - The dietary habits of the Caribbean have been changing to include more fast foods and a less nutrient dense diet. The aims of this study are to examine dietary patterns in Barbados and highlight foods for a nutritional intervention.

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