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Nutritional and health benefits of citrus fruits 1

  title={Nutritional and health benefits of citrus fruits 1},
  author={Christina D. Economos and William D Clay}



The effectiveness of nutrition education and implications for nutrition education policy, programs, and research: a review of research

Key journals in the appropriate fields, and references of articles and reviews were handsearched and key individuals in each of the relevant fields were contacted for additional material.

Nutritional influences on bone mineral density: a cross-sectional study in premenopausal women.

High, long-term intake of zinc, magnesium, potassium, and fiber may be important to bone health, possibly because of their beneficial effect on acid-base balance.

Asthma, inhaled oxidants, and dietary antioxidants.

  • G. Hatch
  • Medicine
    The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 1995
There is evidence that oxidants produced endogenously by overactive inflammatory cells contribute to ongoing asthma, and Nitrogen oxides are exemplary of oxidants that could arise from both endogenous and environmental sources, which are protected against by vitamin C, and that may be important in causation and propagation of asthma.

Determinants of plasma homocysteine.

  • H. Blom
  • Medicine
    The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 1998

Dietary intake and cognitive function in a group of elderly people.

Associations between dietary intake and cognitive performance were examined in 260 elderly people aged 65-90 y who were free of significant cognitive impairment, indicating that intakes of different nutrients or the consumption of a more satisfactory global diet is associated with better cognitive function in the elderly.

Citrus fruit supplementation reduces lipoprotein oxidation in young men ingesting a diet high in saturated fat: presumptive evidence for an interaction between vitamins C and E in vivo.

The fact that ascorbic acid reduced the in vitro susceptibility of lipoproteins to oxidation provides presumptive evidence for an interaction between aqueous and lipophilic antioxidants (vitamins C and E ) in maintaining the integrity of LDL particles.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid): new roles, new requirements?

The present evidence is strong enough to have convinced nutritionists that daily vitamin C intake should be many times higher than the amount needed to protect against scurvy, and this is reflected in the present Recommended Dietary Allowances.

Long-term vitamin C supplement use and prevalence of early age-related lens opacities.

It is suggested that long-term consumption of vitamin C supplements may substantially reduce the development of age-related lens opacities and vitamin C supplement use over a 10-12-y period before assessment of lens status in women without diagnosed cataract or diabetes.

Fruit, vegetables, and cancer prevention: a review of the epidemiological evidence.

It would appear that major public health benefits could be achieved by substantially increasing consumption of fruit and vegetable consumption, and in particular in cancers of the esophagus, oral cavity, and larynx, for which 28 of 29 studies were significant.

Behavioral and social influences on food choice.

The next generation of food scientists and dietitians will be inspired by the efforts of the past generation to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.