Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Higher fruit and vegetable intake associated with less PAD

Greater Frequency of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Is Associated With Lower Prevalence of Peripheral Artery Disease

Literature - Heffron SP, Rockman CB, Adelman MA, et al. - Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017;37: published online ahead of print

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In a large community-based study, there was an inverse association between F&V consumption and prevalent PAD. These results suggest that increasing F&V consumption may be important in PAD prevention.


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