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Flavonoid intake and coronary mortality

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1479

Other antinutritional factors may also have a role

  1. Gema Fruhbeck
  1. Research fellow Department of Physiology and Nutrition, University of Navarra, 31080 Pamplona, Spain

    EDITOR,—Paul Knekt and colleagues report an inverse association between intake of flavonoids and incidence of coronary mortality.1 Their data also show that the protective effect of flavonoids was associated with a diet high in intake of apples and onions.1 I would like to draw attention to a point that Knekt and colleagues mention in their discussion: “thus it cannot be excluded that the association in the present study between intake …

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