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Western pattern diet

The Western pattern diet, also called standard American diet, is a modern eating pattern. In the Western diet, processed meat, red meat, butter, fried foods, high-fat dairy products, eggs, high fructose corn syrup and certain sugary drinks.[1] The modern Western diet came by way of fundamental lifestyle changes after the Neolithic and Industrial Revolutions.

The opposite is a healthy diet. Healthy diets have higher servings of fruit, nuts, fish, poultry and whole-grain foods.

A Western pattern diet is associated with an increased risk of being overweight or obese and diabetes mellitus.


  1. "Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women" . American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Retrieved September 4, 2019.

Categories: Nutrition

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