Flavonoid intake and risk of CVD: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

Low cardiovascular disease risk is associated with high intake of diets rich in flavonoids.

This research work examined the effect of dietary exposure to flavonoids on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Researchers conducted a meticulous meta-analysis on data obtained from 14 prospective cohort studies. They found out that subjects who consistently consumed diets high in anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, flavones, flavanones, flavonols, and flavan-3-ols had low risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. The findings of this study reveal that regular intake of flavonoid-rich foods may decrease an individual’s susceptibility to cardiovascular disease.

Research Summary Information

  • 2014
  • Wang X, Ouyang YY, Liu J, Zhao G.
  • Department of Maternal and Child Health Care, School of Public Health, Shandong University, Jinan, People's Republic of China. Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People's Republic of China. Department of Cardiology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, People's Republic of China.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No source of funding disclosure found
  • No potential conflicts disclosure found
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