All-cause mortality was 42% lower among individuals who ate at least seven portions of fruits and vegetables daily during an average follow-up of 7.7 years, a study of more than 65,000 adults found. Researchers also noted a 25% reduced risk of cancer-related death and 31% lower odds of heart disease and stroke mortality among those who had high fruit and vegetable consumption. The findings appear in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Study cites death-risk benefit of high fruit and vegetable intake
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