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Table 1 Factor loading matrix for major dietary patterns identified by principal component analysis a

From: Dietary patterns and metabolic syndrome in a Japanese working population

  Healthy Japanese dietary pattern Animal food pattern Westernized breakfast pattern
Carrots/pumpkin 0.78
Mushrooms 0.73
Green leaves vegetables 0.69
Cabbage/Chinese cabbage 0.68 0.17
Japanese radish/turnip 0.68
Other root vegetables 0.67
Tofu/atsuageb 0.50 -0.16
Seaweeds 0.48 0.16 -0.16
Potates 0.46
Other fruit 0.37 0.21
Persimmons/strawberries/kiwifruit 0.31
Nattoc 0.30
Citrus fruit 0.25
Green tea 0.22
100% fruit and vegetable juice -0.19 0.17
Buckwheat noodles -0.25 0.18
Cola drink/soft drink -0.29 0.15
Chinese noodles -0.44
Squid/octopus/shrimp/shellfish -0.16 0.47 -0.21
Canned tuna 0.44
Lean fish 0.15 0.43
Pork/beef 0.43
Dried fish/salted fish 0.41 -0.23
Ham/sausage/bacon 0.37
Chicken 0.37
Oily fish 0.33 -0.29
Lettuces/cabbage (raw) 0.21 0.30 0.17
Tomatoes 0.19 0.29
Mayonnaise/dressing 0.29 0.28
Small fish with bones 0.20 0.28 -0.23
Liver 0.27
Egg 0.21 0.21
Black tea/oolong tea 0.19
Other pickles 0.18
Rice -0.67 -0.34
Bread 0.57
Western-type confectioneries 0.56
Milk and yogurt 0.36
Rice crackers/rice cake/okonomiyakid 0.36
Japanese confectioneries 0.36
Ice cream -0.19 0.32
Miso soup -0.18
Pickled green leaves vegetables 0.18 0.18 -0.24
Sake -0.26
Beer -0.21 -0.41
Shochu -0.24 -0.45
  1. aFactor loading less than ±0.15 is represented by a dash for simplicity.
  2. Omitted in the table were food items with factor loadings less than 0.15 for all dietary patterns (coffee, Japanese wheat noodles, low-fat milk and yogurt, spaghetti and macaroni, whisky and wine).
  3. bDeep-fried tofu.
  4. cFermented soybeans.
  5. dMeat/fish and vegetables pancake.