No Extra Benefit Found In Eating More Than Five Portions Of Fruit And Veggies A Day, British Medical Journal Reveals
7/30/2014 7:15:35 AM
More Than '5 A Day' Appears To Have No Further Effect, Say Researchers
These results conflict with a recent study published in BMJ's Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggesting that seven or more daily portions of fruits and vegetables were linked to lowest risk of death. There is growing evidence that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is related to a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, the results are not entirely consistent. So a team of researchers based in China and the United States decided to examine the association between fruit and vegetable intake and risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer deaths.
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