Research & Practice

Determinants of Indigenous Diet Quality and Their Association With Inflammation and Biological Age in the NHLBI Strong Heart Family Study

This thesis analyzed dietary and health marker data from Indigenous tribes in the NHLBI Strong Heart Family Study to assess for associations between diet quality, inflammation, and biological age. The thesis also reviewed the historical and social determinants of Indigenous diet quality and identified the concept of Indigenous Food Sovereignty as a direction for future community and policy efforts aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous populations.

Project Type(s): Master's Thesis

Author(s): Jocelyn Naide

Program(s): Master of Science, RDN Training

Year: 2024