Congratulations to Dr. James Shikany on Research Findings

Huffington Post, Forbes, CBS News, US News and World Report and Consumer Affairs are just a few of the news sources that are covering lead author Dr. James Shikany’s research findings published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal.    Study results are also receiving international press in India, Pakistan and Europe just to name a few.

Dr. Shikany’s research team using data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke, or REGARDS, study, a national, population-based, longitudinal study of white and black adults, derived five dietary patterns using data from 17,418 participants: convenience, plant-based, sweets, Southern, alcohol and salad.  The study found that those who ate a Southern style diet had a 56% higher risk of heart disease compared to those who ate Southern style foods less frequently.

Here are just a few of the links to the articles. Google provides a comprehensive listing of articles:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/southern-diet-linked-to-big-increase-in-heart-disease/
http://nypost.com/2015/08/11/southern-us-diet-tied-to-heart-disease/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/southern-diet-heart-attack_55c9f05ce4b0f73b20ba87b0
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/08/10/more-evidence-that-southern-cooking-boosts-heart-risk
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/08/10/southern-diet-linked-to-heart-risk-study-finds/

See more: http://www.uab.edu/news/innovation/item/6380