REVIEW ARTICLESVegetables intake and venous thromboembolism a systematic reviewLippi, Giuseppe; Mattiuzzi, Camilla; Franchini, MassimoAuthor Information aLaboratory of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Academic Hospital of Parma, Parma bService of Clinical Governance, General Hospital of Trento, Trento cDepartment of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, C. Poma Hospital, Mantova, Italy Correspondence to Professor Giuseppe Lippi, U.O. Diagnostica Ematochimica, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Via Gramsci, 14, 43126-Parma, Italy Tel: +0039 0521 703050; fax: +0039 0521 703791; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com Received 17 July, 2015 Revised 17 August, 2015 Accepted 22 August, 2015 Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: April 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p 242-245 doi: 10.1097/MBC.0000000000000427 Buy Metrics Abstract A higher intake of vegetables has been convincingly associated with a decreased risk of arterial thrombotic disorders, so that a similar association may be expected with venous thromboembolism. An electronic search was conducted in Medline, Web of Science and Scopus to identify epidemiological studies that investigated the independent association between intake of vegetables and risk of venous thrombosis. Our systematic literature search allowed to identify four prospective and one case–control studies. Although a lower risk of venous thromboembolism was reported in one prospective and one case–control studies, no significant association was found between larger intake of vegetables and risk of venous thrombosis in the remaining three large prospective studies. Taken together, the epidemiological data available in the current scientific literature do not support the notion that higher consumption of vegetables may have a significant impact on the risk of venous thrombosis. Copyright © 2016 YEAR Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.