Table 1

FOOD types most predictive of between-person variations in energy, protein, fat, and sodium

Nutrients

Rank

FOOD types

Cumulative R2*


Energy

1

Steamed white rice

0.06

2

Milk

0.11

3

Japanese green tea

0.15

4

Steamed rice with mixed ingredients

0.19

5

Cake

0.22

6

Ice cream

0.25

7

Rice balls

0.28

8

Cold noodle

0.31

9

Cocoa

0.33

10

Potato salad

0.35

Protein

1

Steamed white rice

0.07

2

Steamed rice with mixed ingredients

0.13

3

Milk

0.18

4

Japanese green tea

0.21

5

Sashimi (raw fish or raw shellfish)

0.24

6

Cold noodles

0.27

7

Broiled fish (dark meat fish)

0.30

8

Sunny-side up or ham and eggs

0.32

9

Rice balls

0.34

10

Broiled fish (lean meat fish)

0.36

Fat

1

Milk

0.05

2

Potato salad

0.09

3

Ice cream

0.12

4

Vegetable salad

0.15

5

Cake

0.18

6

Sausage

0.21

7

Cocoa

0.23

8

Japanese green tea

0.26

9

Snacks

0.27

10

Fried meat

0.29

Sodium

1

Miso soup

0.05

2

Rice balls

0.09

3

Soups

0.12

4

Scrambled eggs

0.16

5

Steamed rice with mixed ingredients

0.18

6

Vegetable salad

0.21

7

Wheat noodle

0.23

8

Hamburger steak

0.25

9

Sunny-side up or ham and eggs

0.27

10

Semi-dried sardine fries

0.29


*:Data are based on cumulative R2 values in a stepwise regression analysis of a food frequency questionnaire.

Kobayashi et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:17   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-17

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