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Cruciferous vegetable intake is inversely associated with extensive abdominal aortic calcification in elderly women: a cross-sectional study

Eating cruciferous vegetables may cut down an older woman's odds of suffering from calcification of the abdominal aorta.

This study examined the occurrence of abdominal aortic calcification in elderly women based on the rate of consumption of cruciferous vegetables. Researchers compared the incidence of abdominal aortic calcification between consumers and non-consumers of cruciferous vegetables. 

Researchers observed that women on high cruciferous vegetables had better chances of preventing calcification of the abdominal aorta than their counterparts who refrained from eating these plant foods. In conclusion, "this study strengthens the hypothesis that higher intake of cruciferous vegetables may protect against vascular calcification."

Research Summary Information

  • 2021
  • Lauren C Blekkenhorst, Marc Sim, Simone Radavelli-Bagatini, Nicola P Bondonno, Catherine P Bondonno, Amanda Devine, John T Schousboe, Wai H Lim, Douglas P Kiel, Richard J Woodman, Jonathan M Hodgson, Richard L Prince, Joshua R Lewis
  • School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA6027, Australia. Medical School, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA6000, Australia. Park Nicollet Osteoporosis Centre and HealthPartners Institute, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN55416, USA. Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN55455, USA. Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA02215, USA. Flinders Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA5042, Australia. Centre for Kidney Research, Children's Hospital at Westmead School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW2006, Australia.
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