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Table 3 Factor-loading matrix for major dietary patterns*

From: Association between dietary patterns and metabolic syndrome in individuals with normal weight: a cross-sectional study

Food groups Factor I Factor II Factor III Factor IV
Alcoholic beverages - 0.302 - -
Low-fat milk 0.363 - - -
Cottage cheese 0.538 - - -
Yogurt 0.449 - - -
Hard cheese - - - 0.499
Fish - - 0.343 -
Eggs - 0.593 - -
Red meat - 0.452 - -
Cold cured meat - 0.333 −0.416 -
Lard - 0.441 - -
Fried foods - 0.491 - -
Vegetable oils - 0.384 - -
Mayonnaise - 0.395 - -
French-fries - - - 0.502
Coca cola - - - 0.579
Fruit juice - - - -
Fruit 0.662 - - -
Vegetables 0.626 - - -
Boiled potatoes - - −0.624 -
Whole grains 0.329 - 0.583 -
Refined grains - - −0.702 -
Sugar and sweets - - −0.551 -
Percentage of variance explained (%) 12.742 9.693 5.497 5.029
  1. *Values < 0.30 were excluded for simplicity