Tea flavonoids may protect against atherosclerosis: the Rotterdam Study.

@article{Geleijnse1999TeaFM,
  title={Tea flavonoids may protect against atherosclerosis: the Rotterdam Study.},
  author={Johanna Marianna Geleijnse and Lenore J. Launer and Albert Hofman and Huibert A. P. Pols and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 18},
  pages={
          2170-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have indicated a protective role of dietary flavonoids in cardiovascular disease, but evidence is still conflicting. Tea is the major dietary source for flavonoids in Western populations. We studied the association of tea intake with aortic atherosclerosis in a general population. METHODS The present analysis formed part of the Rotterdam Study, a prospective study of men and women 55 years and older. Dietary intakes were assessed at baseline by a trained… CONTINUE READING
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