Diets Rich in Fruits and Vegetables Are Associated with Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Adolescents

@inproceedings{Mellendick2018DietsRI,
  title={Diets Rich in Fruits and Vegetables Are Associated with Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Adolescents},
  author={Kevan M. Mellendick and Lilly Shanahan and Laurie Wideman and Susan D Calkins and Susan Phillips Keane and Cheryl A. Lovelady},
  booktitle={Nutrients},
  year={2018}
}
Obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk are public health concerns in adolescents, yet few studies have examined the association of their diet to CVD risk factors. This study investigated associations between diet, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), blood pressure (BP), and blood lipids in 163 16-17 year olds. Diet recall data were converted into Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI) to assess diet quality. Differences in diet between groups with normal or obese BMI, normal or… CONTINUE READING
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