Friday, April 11, 2014
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Linked to Prolonged Survival
New research links eating 7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day with a 42% lower risk of premature death from all causes, a 25% reduced risk of death from cancer, and a 31% reduced risk of death from heart disease/stroke, after excluding deaths within the first year. Two to three daily portions of vegetables were linked with a 19% lower risk of premature death, compared with a 10% lower risk for the equivalent amount of fruit. The BMJanalysis followed 65,000 adults aged ≥35 years for an average of 7.5 years.