• Habitual Intake of Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products Is Not Associated with Arterial Stiffness of the Aorta and Carotid Artery in Adults: The Maastricht Study

    28 days ago - By Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundAdvanced glycation end products , a heterogeneous group of bioactive compounds, are thought to contribute to arterial stiffness, which in turn is a causal factor in the pathogenesis of stroke, myocardial infarction, and heart failure. Whether AGEs derived from food also contribute to arterial stiffness is not clear.ObjectivesWe investigated whether higher intake of dietary AGEs is associated with arterial stiffness.MethodsIn this cross-sectional observational study in 2255 participants of The Maastricht Study (mean ± SD age: 60 ± 8 y, 51% male, mean ± SD BMI: 26.9 ± 4.4...
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  • Examining the association between meal context and diet quality: an observational study of meal context in older adults

    28 days ago - By International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

    Though a healthy diet is widely associated with reduced risks for chronic disease and mortality, older adults in the U.S. on average do not meet dietary recommendations. Given that few studies have examined th...
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