CitationCorsino, Leonor; Sotres-Alvarez, Daniela T.; Butera, Nicole M.; Siega-Riz, Anna María; Palacios, Cristina; Pérez, Cynthia M.; Albrecht, Sandra S.; Espinoza Giacinto, Rebecca A.; Perera, Marisa J.; & Horn, Linda Van, et al. (2017). Association of the DASH Dietary Pattern with Insulin Resistance and Diabetes in US Hispanic/Latino Adults: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 5(1), e000402. PMCID: PMC5530245
AbstractOBJECTIVE: To examine the association between diet quality and both diabetes status and insulin resistance in Hispanic/Latino adults, and the extent to which differences in diet quality contribute to differences in outcomes across Hispanic/Latino heritage.
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study. Data are from 15 942 individuals enrolled in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Diet was ascertained using two 24-hour dietary recalls, and diet quality was measured using the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) score (range: 0–80, lowest to highest). Diabetes status was defined based on self-reported diagnosis, use of antihyperglycemic medications, or unrecognized diabetes (determined by baseline laboratory measures). Insulin resistance was determined using homeostatic model assessment of β-cell function and insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). The association between DASH and diabetes status was examined using multinomial logistic regression. The association between DASH and HOMA-IR was assessed using linear regression, and we tested whether the association was modified by Hispanic/Latino heritage or diabetes status.
RESULTS: DASH score was highest in those with self-reported diabetes (controlled) and no medications (44.8%). A higher DASH score was associated with a lower HOMA-IR, and the association was the same regardless of diabetes status (p>0.8 for the interaction).
CONCLUSIONS: The association between DASH and diabetes status was strongest for those with controlled self-reported diabetes and who were not taking antihyperglycemic medications. A higher DASH score was associated with less insulin resistance among Hispanics/Latinos. Differences in DASH scores by Hispanic/Latino heritage did not explain the differences in prevalence of diabetes and insulin resistance reported in the diverse Hispanic/Latino population.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleBMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
Sotres-Alvarez, Daniela T.
Butera, Nicole M.
Siega-Riz, Anna María
Pérez, Cynthia M.
Albrecht, Sandra S.
Espinoza Giacinto, Rebecca A.
Perera, Marisa J.
Horn, Linda Van
Avilés-Santa, M. Larissa