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Eating More Fruits & Vegetables May Help To Protect Against Acute Coronary Syndrome24-Mar-2011

Results of a prospective study involving 53,383 men and women, aged between 50 and 64 years, indicate that a higher intake of fruits and vegetables may be associated with a reduced risk of acute coronary syndrome ACS (heart attack and angina). During a median follow-up of 7.7 years, 1075 incident cases of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) were identified. Using Cox proportional hazards models adjusted for potential confounders, higher fruit and vegetable intake was associated with a tendency towards lower risk of ACS in men and women, with the inverse association being stronger in men than in women. Notably, fruit juice intake (particularly, apple juice) was associated with a reduced risk of ACS in men, but with an increased risk of ACS in women. Thus, the authors of this study conclude, “The present results provide some support for previously observed associations between fresh fruit intake, particularly apples, and ACS risk.”

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Reference: “Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of acute coronary syndrome,” Hansen L, Overvad K, et al, Br J Nutr, 2010 Feb; [Epub ahead of print]. (Address: Danish Cancer Society, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Strandboulevarden 49, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark).