Association between plasma vitamin C concentrations and blood pressure in the European prospective investigation into cancer-norfolk population-based study

Phyo K. Myint, Robert N. Luben, Nicholas J. Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw

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Abstract

The effect of fruit and vegetable consumption and blood pressure is unclear. A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in 20 926 men and women aged 40 to 79 years participating in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer-Norfolk who completed a health questionnaire and attended a clinic from 1993 to 1997. The relationship between plasma vitamin C concentrations, as an indicator of fruit and vegetable intake, and systolic BP was examined. The magnitude of their association was assessed using dichotomized values of high (=140 mm Hg) and low (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-379
Number of pages8
JournalHypertension
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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