Dai, J., Acton, A. J., Considine, R. V., Krasnow, R. E., & Reed, T. (2014, 18-21 March). Influence of systemic interleukin-6 on the inverse association between your-choice American Heart diet and a 41-year mortality risk from coronary heart disease among men. Paper presented at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association EPI/NPAM Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Introduction: Whole diet evaluated using dietary pattern is associated with systemic inflammation and coronary heart disease (CHD). Systemic inflammation also contributes to CHD risk. Genetic factors explain variations in whole diet, systemic inflammation, and CHD. However, it is unknown whether systemic inflammation is a mechanism linking whole diet to the long-term mortality risk from coronary heart disease independent of genes.