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  • 3 servings of fruits & vegetables per day associated with 27% lower risk of dying from CVD


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    Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:10 am Email this article

    People consuming 3 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day had a 27% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) during an average follow-up of 19 years compared to people consuming less than one serving of fruit and vegetables per day.

    This according to a study of 9608 adults aged 25- 74-years-old participating in the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study and free of cardiovascular disease at the time of their baseline examination between 1971 and 1975.

    Conclusion

    Conclusion: fruit and vegetable intake is inversely associated with stroke incidence and stroke mortality

    “In conclusion, this study indicates that the frequency of fruit and vegetable intake is inversely associated with stroke incidence, stroke mortality, ischemic heart disease mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality, and all-cause mortality in the general US population.

    Reference

    Bazzano LA, He J, Ogden LG, Loria CM, Vupputuri S, Myers L, and Whelton PK. Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of cardiovascular disease in US adults: the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. Am J Clin Nutr, 2002 Jul; 76(1): 93-99.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Jiang He
    Department of Epidemiology
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    1430 Tulane Avenue SL18
    New Orleans, LA 70112 USA
    jhe@ tulane.edu

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