Table 3

Partial correlations between metabolite PCs and dietary pattern scores, food groups and macronutrient intakes
Dietary variables PC1 PC2
Dietary patterns
Prudent dietary pattern r −0.18 −0.25
p1 0.31 0.15
Western dietary pattern r −0.34 0.38
p1 0.05 0.03
Food groups
Processed meats r −0.14 −0.12
p2 0.45 0.52
Vegetables r −0.13 −0.27
p2 0.46 0.13
Fruits r −0.10 −0.38
p2 0.59 0.03
Whole grain products r −0.21 −0.24
p2 0.23 0.18
Non-hydrogenated fats r −0.02 −0.17
p2 0.93 0.34
Refined grain products r −0.14 0.04
p2 0.43 0.85
Desserts r −0.09 0.37
p2 0.60 0.04
Sweets r −0.18 0.25
p2 0.32 0.16
Macronutrient intakes
Total fat (%) r 0.23 0.39
p1 0.20 0.02
Saturated fat (%) r 0.11 0.50
p1 0.52 0.003
Monounsaturated fat (%) r 0.28 0.28
p1 0.10 0.10
Polyunsaturated fat (%) r 0.06 0.07
p1 0.74 0.70
Protein (%) r −0.00 −0.14
p1 0.99 0.42
Carbohydrate (%) r −0.00 −0.29
p1 0.99 0.10

1P-values are adjusted for age, sex and BMI.

2P-values are adjusted for age, sex, BMI and energy intakes.

P-values in bold were considered significantly different.

Bouchard-Mercier et al.

Bouchard-Mercier et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:158   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-158

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