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The health benefits of vegetables and fruit rise with consumption, finds study

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 01 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2434
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

People who eat seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day have the lowest risk of mortality from any cause, say researchers. And vegetables have significantly higher health benefits than fruit, says the study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.1

Researchers from University College London used the 2001-08 Health Survey for England to look at the eating habits of a random sample of 65 226 participants aged 35 and older. This was linked to UK mortality data up to the first quarter of 2013.

After excluding deaths within a year …

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