Fruit and vegetable consumption and its relation to markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in adolescents.

@article{Holt2009FruitAV,
  title={Fruit and vegetable consumption and its relation to markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in adolescents.},
  author={Erica M Holt and Lyn M. Steffen and Antoinette Moran and Samar Basu and Julia K. Steinberger and Julie A. Ross and Ching-Ping Hong and Alan Sinaiko},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={
          414-21
        }
}
BACKGROUND Fruits and vegetables, foods rich in flavonoids and antioxidants, have been associated with lower risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, and markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in adults. Markers of inflammation and oxidative stress are predictors of coronary heart disease risk; however, it is unknown whether these markers are related to dietary flavonoid and antioxidant intake in youth. OBJECTIVE To determine whether greater intakes of fruit and vegetables, antioxidants… CONTINUE READING
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