Mediterranean diet score and left ventricular structure and function: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

@article{Levitan2016MediterraneanDS,
  title={Mediterranean diet score and left ventricular structure and function: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.},
  author={Emily B Levitan and Ali Ahmed and Donna K Arnett and Joseph F. Polak and W. Gregory Hundley and David A. Bluemke and Susan R. Heckbert and David R. Jacobs and Jennifer A. Nettleton},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={595-602}
}
BACKGROUND Data are limited on the relation between dietary patterns and left ventricular (LV) structure and function. OBJECTIVE We examined cross-sectional associations of a diet-score assessment of a Mediterranean dietary pattern with LV mass, volume, mass-to-volume ratio, stroke volume, and ejection fraction. DESIGN We measured LV variables with the use of cardiac MRI in 4497 participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis study who were aged 45-84 y and without clinical… CONTINUE READING
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