Table 7 Association between F&V consumption and average blood pressure levels in the 6-year follow-up questionnaire according to olive oil consumption. General linear models. Adjusted meansa (95% confidence intervals) (n=1195)

From: Role of vegetables and fruits in Mediterranean diets to prevent hypertension

Servings per day of F&V Low olive oil consumption (<median) High olive oil consumption (>median)
  Systolic BP Diastolic BP Systolic BP Diastolic BP
2 115.4 (112.9–117.9) 70.7 (68.9–72.4) 114.0 (110.3–117.7) 70.1 (67.1–73.1)
2.1–4 115.3 (113.7–116.9) 70.7 (69.5–71.8) 114.4 (112.8–115.9) 71.0 (69.7–72.2)
4.1–4.9 114.9 (112.5–117.3) 70.1 (68.3–71.8) 113.0 (110.5–115.4) 71.6 (69.6–73.5)
5 113.9 (112.1–115.8) 69.4 (68.1–70.8) 115.5 (113.7–117.2) 69.8 (68.3–71.2)
Difference (lower–upper) −1.5 −1.3 +1.5 −0.3
P (ANCOVA) 0.69 0.54 0.41 0.41
  1. Abbreviations: ANCOVA, analysis of covariance; BMI, body mass index; BP, blood pressure.
  2. aAdjusted for age, gender and BMI.