Anthropometric and dietary determinants of blood pressure in over 7000 Mediterranean women: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Florence cohort.

@article{Masala2008AnthropometricAD,
  title={Anthropometric and dietary determinants of blood pressure in over 7000 Mediterranean women: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Florence cohort.},
  author={Giovanna Masala and Benedetta Bendinelli and Daniele Versari and Calogero Saieva and Marco Ceroti and Federica Santagiuliana and Saverio Caini and Simonetta Salvini and Francesco Sera and Stefano Taddei and Lorenzo Ghiadoni and Domenico Palli},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={2112-20}
}
BACKGROUND Anthropometric characteristics and dietary habits are widely recognized to influence blood pressure. We evaluated their role in a large series of Mediterranean adult women. METHODS In Florence, in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, we recruited 10 083 women, aged 35-64 years. Detailed information on diet, lifestyle, physical activity, and medical history were collected. Anthropometric indices and systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured at… CONTINUE READING

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