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Carotid Atherosclerosis - diabetes, fruit, vegetables, yogurt - 51046

Diabetic subjects consuming more fruit and vegetables and dairy products (yogurt), suggesting improved diet quality, had a greater reduction in carotid intima media thickness. (Note: dairy foods actually weren’t increased in the intervention group as expected, though the intervention group had a higher intake of yogurt, along with more fruits and vegetables). [Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Oct;102(4):771-9. 51046 (12/2015)] Interview PubMed

Carotid Atherosclerosis - Homocysteinemia/homocystinuria

Homocysteinemia/homocystinuria is a risk factor. [NEJM, February 2, 1995;332 (5):328-329. 21740 (1996)] Summary Interview PubMed

Carotid Atherosclerosis - Transcendental meditation

Transcendental meditation twice a day for twenty minutes. [Stroke, 2000;31:568-573. 35056 (2000)] Summary Interview PubMed

Carotid Atherosclerosis - Vitamin D

Vitamin D levels inversely correlated; hypovitaminosis D more frequent in carotid atherosclerosis. [Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2006 Nov;65(5):593-597. 44798/45399 (1/2007)] Summary Interview PubMed
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