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Table 4 Dietary patterns identified in children and adolescents participating in the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study

From: The association of dietary patterns and adherence to WHO healthy diet with metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents: Tehran lipid and glucose study

Food groups Dietary patterns  
Healthy Unhealthy Cereal/meat
Fast foods   0.43  
Soft drinks   0.55  
Mayonnaise 0.27 0.53  
Salty snacks 0.29 0.43  
Tea/coffee   0.49  
Solid oils   0.26  
Sweets and Sugar   0.20  
Red/organ meats 0.25 0.23 0.47
Fish and Poultry    0.26
Legumes    0.45
Egg    0.32
Potato    0.44
Whole grains    0.43
Refined grains    0.20
Liquid oils 0.35   0.21
Vegetables 0.51   0.22
Fruits 0.68   
Fruit juice 0.55   
Nuts and seeds 0.34   
High fat dairy 0.31   
Low fat dairy 0.23   
Variance (%) 9.96 8.22 7.45
  1. Values are factor loadings of dietary patterns measured by factor analysis. Factor loadings below ±0.2 are not shown in the table for simplicity, eigenvalues> 1, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO): 0.53