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Table 3 Food groups and their loading factors for three identified dietary patterns

From: Interaction between major dietary patterns and cardiorespiratory fitness on metabolic syndrome in Iranian adults: a cross-sectional study

  Group details Dietary Patterns
Healthy pattern Mixed pattern Western pattern
Organ meats Heart, kidney, liver, tongue, brain, offal, rennet    
Salt Salt    
Potato Potato    
Hydrogenated fats Hydrogenated vegetable oils, solid fats (animal origin), animal butter, margarine    
Poultry Chicken 0.727   
Egg Egg 0.648   
Legumes Lentils, split pea, beans, chick pea, fava bean, soy, others 0.623   
Fruits and Juices Melon, watermelon, honeydew melon, plums, prunes, apples, cherries, sour cherries, peaches, nectarine, pear, fig, date, grapes, kiwi, pomegranate, strawberry, banana, persimmon, berry, pineapple, oranges, dried fruits, all juices, others 0.582   
Fishes All fish types 0.581   
Nuts Almonds, peanut, walnut, pistachio, hazelnut, seeds, others 0.485   
Olive and olive oil Olive and olive oil 0.453   
Low fat dairy product Low-fat milk, skim milk, low-fat yogurt, cheese, Kashk, yogurt drink, others 0.451   
Mayonnaise Mayonnaise   0.767  
Pickles    0.718  
High fat dairy product High-fat milk, high-fat yogurt, cream cheese, cream, dairy fat, ice cream, others   0.543  
Non-refined cereals Dark breads (e.g., barbari, sangak, taftun), bran breads, others   0.468  
Vegetables Cauliflower, carrot, tomato and its products, spinach, lettuce, cucumber, eggplant, onion, greens, green bean, green pea, squash, mushroom, pepper, corn, garlic, turnip, others 0.538 0.467  
Vegetable oils Vegetable oils (except for olive oils)   0.428  
Soft drinks Soft drinks    0.699
French fries French fries    0.621
Salty snacks Corn puffs, crackers, potato chips, others    0.547
Sweets and desserts Cookies, cakes, biscuits, muffins, pies, chocolates, honey, jam, sugar cubes, sugar, candies, sweet tahini, others    0.469
Refined cereals Lavash bread, baguette bread, rice, pasta, others    0.456
Red and processed meats Beef and veal, lamb, minced meat, sausage, deli meat, hamburger    0.401
Tea and coffee Tea and coffee    0.313
  1. Factor loadings < 0.03 for all three patterns were excluded