Provitamin A carotenoid intake and carotid artery plaques: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

@article{Kritchevsky1998ProvitaminAC,
  title={Provitamin A carotenoid intake and carotid artery plaques: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.},
  author={Stephen B. Kritchevsky and Grethe S Tell and Tetsuro Shimakawa and B Dennis and Ruifeng Li and L Kohlmeier and Elizabeth Reid Steere and Gerardo Heiss},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={726-33}
}
We examined the cross-sectional association between intake of carotenoids with provitamin A activity and carotid artery plaques in 12,773 participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study aged 45-64 y. Usual diet was assessed with a 66-item food-frequency questionnaire. Plaques were examined by B-mode ultrasound of multiple carotid artery segments. In both women and men, those in the highest quintile of carotenoid consumption had a lower prevalence of plaques (women, 25.4%; men, 36… CONTINUE READING

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