Vegetable and Fruit Intake and Fracture-Related Hospitalisations: A Prospective Study of Older Women
AbstractThe importance of vegetable and fruit intakes for the prevention of fracture in older women is not well understood. Few studies have explored vegetable and fruit intakes separately, or the associations of specific types of vegetables and fruits with fracture hospitalisations. The objective of this study was to examine the associations of vegetable and fruit intakes, separately, and specific types of vegetables and fruits with fracture-related hospitalisations in a prospective cohort of women aged ≥70 years. Vegetable and fruit intakes were assessed at baseline (1998) in 1468 women using a food frequency questionnaire. The incidence of fracture-related hospitalisations over 14.5 years of follow-up was determined using the Hospital Morbidity Data Collection, linked via the Western Australian Data Linkage System. Fractures were identified in 415 (28.3%) women, of which 158 (10.8%) were hip fractures. Higher intakes of vegetables, but not fruits, were associated with lower fracture incidence. In multivariable-adjusted models for vegetable types, cruciferous and allium vegetables were inversely associated with all fractures, with a hazard ratio (HR) (95% confidence interval) of 0.72 (0.54, 0.95) and 0.66 (0.49, 0.88), respectively, for the highest vs. lowest quartiles. Increasing vegetable intake, with an emphasis on cruciferous and allium vegetables, may prevent fractures in older postmenopausal women. View Full-Text
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Blekkenhorst, L.C.; Hodgson, J.M.; Lewis, J.R.; Devine, A.; Woodman, R.J.; Lim, W.H.; Wong, G.; Zhu, K.; Bondonno, C.P.; Ward, N.C.; Prince, R.L. Vegetable and Fruit Intake and Fracture-Related Hospitalisations: A Prospective Study of Older Women. Nutrients 2017, 9, 511.
Blekkenhorst LC, Hodgson JM, Lewis JR, Devine A, Woodman RJ, Lim WH, Wong G, Zhu K, Bondonno CP, Ward NC, Prince RL. Vegetable and Fruit Intake and Fracture-Related Hospitalisations: A Prospective Study of Older Women. Nutrients. 2017; 9(5):511.Chicago/Turabian Style
Blekkenhorst, Lauren C.; Hodgson, Jonathan M.; Lewis, Joshua R.; Devine, Amanda; Woodman, Richard J.; Lim, Wai H.; Wong, Germaine; Zhu, Kun; Bondonno, Catherine P.; Ward, Natalie C.; Prince, Richard L. 2017. "Vegetable and Fruit Intake and Fracture-Related Hospitalisations: A Prospective Study of Older Women." Nutrients 9, no. 5: 511.
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