Nutrients

A selection of study findings on nutrients in the Seven Countries Study.

Flavan-3-ols (catechins) and cardiovascular disease

Flavan-3-ol intake related to CHD but not to stroke An average intake of monomeric flavan-3-ols of 124 mg/d, compared to an average intake of 25 mg/d, [...]

Flavan-3-ols (catechins) and cardiovascular disease

Physical activity, dietary fiber and body fat

A cross-sectional analysis on survey data collected in 16 cohorts of middle-aged men in the 1960s showed that the average population index of occupational physical activity [...]

Physical activity, dietary fiber and body fat

Nutrient intake and depressive symptoms

The results suggest that in contrast to the intake of B-vitamins, a high intake of the fish fatty acids EPA-DHA was associated with a low risk of depressive symptoms.

Nutrient intake and depressive symptoms

Trans fat and coronary heart disease

The decrease in trans fat intake during the following period has been the most important change in the Dutch diet.

Trans fat and coronary heart disease

Fiber and coronary heart disease

The results showed that every additional 10 g/d of recent dietary fiber intake was associated with a significantly lower risk of fatal CHD.

Fiber and coronary heart disease

Flavonols and cardiovascular disease

In 1992 it was found for the first time that a high intake of flavonols was associated with a 68% lower 5-year fatal CHD risk. This result was confirmed using 10-year mortality data.

Flavonols and cardiovascular disease