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Intake of legumes and the risk of cardiovascular disease: frailty modeling of a prospective cohort study in the Iranian middle-aged and older population

Fondness for legumes may help ward off cardiovascular disease.

This study explored the impact of high legume diet on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in a study population comprising of 5.398 middle-aged and elderly men and women from Iran. All the participants were followed for an average period of 6.8 years. 

Researchers found a 34% decline in cardiovascular disease incidence among participants who ate the most amounts of legumes. This study adds to the evidence showing that diet rich in legumes may play a role in the prevention of cardiovascular ailments.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • F Nouri, N Sarrafzadegan, N Mohammadifard, M Sadeghi, M Mansourian
  • Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Hypertension Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Cardiac Rehabilitation Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
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