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Dietary Beliefs & Obesity Prevention Behaviors Chinese Americans East-West

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Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY

25 West 43rd Street

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New York, NY 10036

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The obesity epidemic is a widely recognized global health issue affecting all races and ethnic groups including Chinese Americans. A survey research study was conducted to explore the dietary beliefs and obesity prevention behaviors of Chinese Americans in the New York and Los Angeles county regions. A multi-state approach was used to compare East versus West coast participants on psychosocial determinants of behaviors conducive for the prevention of obesity. Practical and Insightful nutrition recommendations to reduce obesity risk will be presented in an intercultural context.

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