Low Intake of Vegetables and Fruits Results in Millions of Deaths
In 2010, low fruit intake and low vegetable intake resulted in nearly 2 million deaths and 1 million deaths respectively, according to research findings presented at Nutrition 2019, the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting. Researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University endorse the need to focus on increasing the consumption of protective foods like fruits and vegetables. It’s a modifiable component of the diet that can help prevent deaths with a tremendous potential for improving global health.
Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. The study estimated that roughly 1 in 7 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough fruit and 1 in 12 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough vegetables.
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