Association Between Flavonoid-Rich Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Total Serum Bilirubin.

Auteur(s) :
Loprinzi PD., Mahoney SE.
Date :
Mai, 2014
Source(s) :
Angiology. # p
Adresse :
Donna & Allan Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, USA ploprinzi@bellarmine.edu

Sommaire de l'article

Emerging work demonstrates that serum bilirubin is a novel biomarker implicated in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. However, we have a limited understanding of the influence of flavonoid-rich fruit and vegetable consumption on bilirubin levels, which was the purpose of this study. Data from the 2003 to 2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination survey were used (n = 1783; 18-85 years of age), with analyses performed in 2014. Total serum bilirubin was measured from a blood sample. Using a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), a flavonoid index variable was created summing the frequency of consumption of flavonoid-rich foods. After adjustments, greater consumption of flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables was positively associated with bilirubin levels. Our findings suggest an association between flavonoid-rich fruit and vegetable consumption and bilirubin levels. If confirmed by prospective and experimental studies, then regular consumption of flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables should be promoted to increase levels of bilirubin.

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