Published: Arpita Basu and Lung-Chang Chien

Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) and Lung-Chang Chien (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) in collaboration with researchers at the University of Colorado and the University of South Florida published a report on the dietary associations of food and nutrient intake with the development of coronary artery calcification and pericardial adiposity in a six-year follow up period. These data are derived from the National Institutes of Health-funded prospective cohort study (Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes) and reveal the role of a diet high in starchy vegetables, red and processed meats, and alcohol to be positively associated and omega-3-fats and fiber to be inversely associated with cardiovascular risks in adults with and without Type 1 diabetes. 

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