High anthocyanin intake is associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction in young and middle-aged women

Aedín Cassidy, Kenneth J Mukamal, Lydia Liu, Mary Franz, A Heather Eliassen, Eric B Rimm

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Our current knowledge of modifiable risk factors to prevent myocardial infarction (MI) in young and middle-aged women is limited, and the impact of diet is largely unknown. Dietary flavonoids exert potential beneficial effects on endothelial function in short-term trials; however, the relationship between habitual intake and risk of MI in women is unknown.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-196
Number of pages9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2013


  • Anthocyanins
  • Humans
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Fragaria
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Age Distribution
  • Life Style
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Risk Factors
  • Adult
  • Blueberry Plant
  • Databases, Factual
  • Incidence
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Middle Aged
  • Food Habits
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Female

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