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Table 1 Food groups used in the dietary pattern analysis

From: Dietary patterns and risk of colorectal cancer in Tehran Province: a case–control study

Food group Food items
Processed meat Sausages, hamburger, salami
Red Meat Beef, mutton, ground meat ,Visceral meat
Fish Tuna, any type of fish
Poultry Chicken
Egg Fried eggs, boiled eggs
Low fat dairies Low fat milk, Low fat yogurt, ordinary yogurt,
High fat dairies Whole milk, yogurt( high fat, drained and cream), cream cheese, cream, ice cream
Yogurt drink Yogurt drink
Tea Black tea, green tea
Coffee Coffee
Fruits Cantaloupe, watermelon, melon, sloe, apple, apricot, cherry, sour cherry, fig, nectarine, peach, pear, Citrus fruit, date, kiwi, grape, pomegranate, strawberry, banana, grape fruit, plum, persimmon, raisin, mulberry, compotes, other fruits
Artificial juice Lemon juice and packed juice
Tomato Tomato
Carrot Carrot
vegetables Spinach, lettuce, mixed vegetable, stew vegetables, eggplant, green squash, local vegetables, pepper, mushroom, cucumber, garlic, kinds of cabbage, root vegetables, other vegetables
Legumes Bean, chickpea, split pea, soybean, lentil, other cereals
Fried potato Fried potato
Boiled potato Boiled potato
Whole grains Barbari bread, Sangak bread, Taftoon bread, local bread
Refined grains Lavash bread, baguette, rice, macaroni
Snacks Biscuits, puff, chips
Nuts Peanut, almond, walnut, pistachio, hazelnut, roasted seeds
Sweets and desert Cakes, cookies, chocolate, pastry, dry sweet, honey, jam, halvah
Sugar Sugar, sugar cube, candy, sugar candy, tahini
Pickles pickle, cucumber Pickle
Animal butter Animal butter
Solid oil Solid vegetable oil, animal fat, rump
Liquid oil liquid oil
Olive Olive and olive oil
Mayonnaise Mayonnaise
Soft drink Carbonated drinks