To examine the adjusted associations of fruit consumption and vegetable consumption with the Framingham score and its components in the non-Western setting of Southern China, considering health status.
Linear regression was used to assess the cross-sectional associations of fruit and vegetable consumption with the Framingham score and its components, among 19,518 older Chinese (50 years) from the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study in Southern China (2003– 2006), and whether these differed by health status.
The association of fruit consumption with the Framingham score varied by health status (P-value
This large study from a non-western setting found that fruit and vegetable consumption was barely associated with the Framingham score, or major CVD risk factors.
Sun Y, Jiang CQ, Cheng KK, Zhang W, Leung GM, Lam TH, Schooling CM, Fruit and vegetable and cardiovascular risk in older Chinese: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort study, Plosone, 2015 Aug 10;10(8):e0135380. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0135380