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Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

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Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2017 05:20 PM by Alex Muller

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year. The team also identified specific fruit and veg that reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease.

 

The analysis showed even small amounts had a health boon, but more is even better.
 
A portion counts as 80g (3oz) of fruit or veg - the equivalent of a small banana, a pear or three heaped tablespoons of spinach or peas.
 
What counts as five-a-day?
 
The conclusions were made by pooling data on 95 separate studies, involving two million people's eating habits.
 
Lower risks of cancer were linked to eating:
green veg (eg spinach)
yellow veg (eg peppers)
cruciferous vegetables (eg cauliflower).
Lower risks of heart disease and strokes were linked to eating:
apples
pears
citrus fruits
salads
green leafy vegetables (eg lettuce)
cruciferous veg

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Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2017-02-24
+1
Interesting findings! In would be good to know which chemicals and ingredients from different fruit and vegetable contribute to health any are there any supplements
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2017-02-24
+0
Yes, interesting. The fact that different fruits and vegetables reduce risk of cancer compared to hearth disease is particularly puzzling. I hope that further research brings some answers Reply
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