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Reported April 2, 2014

7 Portions of Fruit & Veggies Cut Death Risk

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Eating at least seven daily portions of fruits and vegetables has been linked to lower risk of death, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

The UK government currently recommends eating five daily portions of fruits and vegetables. For the study, the authors looked at data from more than 65,000 adults aged at least 35 and tracked their recorded deaths for seven and a half years.

The results showed eating at least seven daily portions of fruits and vegetables were associated with lower risk of death from all causes including cancer, heart disease, and stroke. The higher the intake, the greater the protective effects seemed to be. The researchers concluded that current dietary guidance might need to be revised.

For more information, go to:

http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2014/03/03/jech-2013-203500.full?sid=18c7c937-1976-4dd6-b5f9-eeeaf6ab30c3

SOURCE: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, March 2014

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