Acculturation and serum nutrients thought to be involved with cancer prevention among Mexican American men in the United States

Carlos A. Reyes-Ortiz, Hyunsu Ju, Astrid Inniss, Karl Eschbach, Yong Fang Kuo, James Goodwin

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Background: Mexican American men living in the United States who are more acculturated exhibit higher rates of cancer compared to those less acculturated. This study explored the association between acculturation and serum levels of nutrients thought to be involved with cancer prevention among Mexican American men. Methods: Our sample included 2,479 Mexican American men from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994). Outcomes were serum levels of micronutrients. Acculturation in Mexican American men was assessed by a combined measure including country of origin, language of interview, and years of residence in the United States and was categorized as follows: (1) foreign-born, 0-5 years in the United States (lowest acculturation), (2) foreign-born, 6-15 years in the United States, (3) foreign-born, > 15 years in the United States, (4) US-born Spanish-speaking, and (5) US-born English-speaking (highest acculturation). Results: Adjusted analyses showed that acculturation decreased the serum levels for vitamin E, vitamin C, and folate and also for some carotenoids (alpha and beta carotenes, beta cryptoxanthin, and lutein-zeaxanthin). By contrast, acculturation increased the serum levels for selenium and lycopene. Conclusions: With the exception of selenium and lycopene, acculturation among Mexican American men decreased the serum levels for most carotenoids and for vitamin E, vitamin C, and folate. These changes in nutrient profiles, reflecting altered patterns in food consumption or other behaviors, may explain in part why Mexican American men who are more acculturated have an increased risk for diet-related cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-175
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Control
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2009

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Acculturation
Food
Serum
Neoplasms
Carotenoids
Selenium
Vitamin E
Folic Acid
Ascorbic Acid
Lutein
Nutrition Surveys
Micronutrients
beta Carotene
Language
Interviews
Diet

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  • Hematology

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Acculturation and serum nutrients thought to be involved with cancer prevention among Mexican American men in the United States. / Reyes-Ortiz, Carlos A.; Ju, Hyunsu; Inniss, Astrid; Eschbach, Karl; Kuo, Yong Fang; Goodwin, James.

In: Cancer Control, Vol. 16, No. 2, 04.2009, p. 169-175.

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