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dc.creatorKabagambe, Edmond K.
dc.creatorBaylin, Ana
dc.creatorRuiz Narváez, Edward A.
dc.creatorSiles Díaz, Xinia
dc.creatorCampos Núñez, Hannia
dc.description.abstractLegumes may protect against myocardial infarction (MI). The objective of this study was to determine whether consumption of dried mature beans (referred to as beans), the main legume in Latin America, is associated with MI. The cases (n = 2119) were survivors of a first acute MI and were matched by age, sex, and area of residence to randomly selected population controls (n = 2119) in Costa Rica. Dietary intake was assessed with a validated FFQ. Of the population, 69% consumed ≥1 serving of beans/d (1 serving = one-third cup of cooked beans, ∼86 g). Consumption of ≥1 serving/d was significantly higher (P < 0.001) in rural (81%) than in urban (65%) areas. Individuals who never eat dried beans or whose consumption was <1 time/mo were classified as nonconsumers. Compared with nonconsumers, intake of 1 serving of beans/d was inversely associated with MI in analyses adjusted for smoking, history of diabetes, history of hypertension, abdominal obesity, physical activity, income, intake of alcohol, total energy, saturated fat, trans fat, polyunsaturated fat, and cholesterol [odds ratio (OR) = 0.62; 95% CI: 0.45–0.88]. No further protection was observed with increased number of servings/d (OR = 0.73; 95% CI: 0.52–1.03 for >1 serving/d). In summary, we found that consumption of 1 serving of beans/d is associated with a 38% lower risk of MI. No additional protection was observed at intakes > 1 serving/d. These findings are timely given the trend toward increased obesity, cardiovascular disease, and a reduction in the intake of beans in Latin American countries.es_ES
dc.sourceThe Journal of Nutrition, vol.135(7), pp.1770-1775es_ES
dc.subjectinfarto de miocardioes_ES
dc.subjectfibra dietéticaes_ES
dc.subjectmyocardial infarctiones_ES
dc.subjectdietary fiberes_ES
dc.titleDecreased Consumption of Dried Mature Beans Is Positively Associated with Urbanization and Nonfatal Acute Myocardial Infarctiones_ES
dc.typeartículo científico
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Sociales::Centro Centroamericano de Población (CCP)es_ES

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