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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Early Fruit and Veggie Intake May Lower Calcium Scores

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as a young adult may help lower coronary artery calcium (CAC), a known predictor of CV events, up to two decades later, suggests new research[1].

Analysis of a cohort of more than 2000 participants from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study showed that, after adjustment for factors such as age, body-mass index (BMI), and smoking status, those who consumed seven to nine daily servings of fruits and vegetables at baseline (when they were a mean age of 25.3 years) were 26% less likely to have CAC 20 years later vs those who consumed only two to four servings of these items per day.

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