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Dietary phytochemical index is inversely associated with the occurrence of hypertension in adults: a 3-year follow-up (the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study)

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2014
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Title
Dietary phytochemical index is inversely associated with the occurrence of hypertension in adults: a 3-year follow-up (the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study)
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European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2014
DOI 10.1038/ejcn.2014.233
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M Golzarand, Z Bahadoran, P Mirmiran, S Sadeghian-Sharif, F Azizi

Abstract

Background/Objective:The epidemiological association of phytochemical-rich foods with the risk of hypertension is unclear. This study aimed to determine the association of dietary phytochemical index (PI) with the occurrence of hypertension (HTN) after 3 years of follow-up in Tehranian adults.Subjects/Methods:This prospective study was conducted on 1546 nonhypertensive subjects, aged 20-70 years. Dietary intake was collected by validated semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). Dietary PI was calculated as (dietary energy derived from phytochemical-rich foods (kcal)/total daily energy intake (kcal)) × 100. Blood pressure was measured at baseline and after 3 years of follow-up and HTN was defined by Joint National Committee on prevention, detection, evaluation and treatment of high blood pressure criteria. The odds of HTN after 3 years in each quartile category of dietary PI were estimated by logistic regression model and adjusted for potential variables.Results:The mean age of participants was 38.0±12.0 years and 43% were male. The mean dietary PI was 29.1±11.8. After 3 years of follow-up, 265 (17.1%) new cases of HTN were identified. No significant changes were observed in the systolic and diastolic blood pressure across quartile categories of dietary PI. After adjustment for confounders, the odds (95% confidence interval) of HTN across quartiles of dietary PI were 1.00, 0.97 (0.62-1.38), 0.69 (0.45-1.07) and 0.52 (0.32-0.84) (P for trend=0.004).Conclusions:Consumption of phytochemical-rich foods may prevent the development of HTN. Further investigations are, however, recommended.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 12 November 2014; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2014.233.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 26 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 12%
Lecturer 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Researcher 2 8%
Other 8 31%
Unknown 4 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Computer Science 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 6 23%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 March 2015.
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