Non-Profit Trusted Source of Non-Commercial Health Information
The Original Voice of the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Preventative, and Regenerative Medicine
logo logo
Nutrition

Extra Portion of Fruit and Veg Could Have a Major Impact on Heal

21 years, 6 months ago

15895  0
Posted on Oct 10, 2002, 2 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Eating an extra portion or two of fruit and vegetables each day could have a major impact on health, according to researchers at the British charity Cancer Research UK. Results of the ongoing European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study revealed that low levels of vitamin-C are linked with higher death rates from heart disease and strokes in men and women, and with some cancers in men.

Eating an extra portion or two of fruit and vegetables each day could have a major impact on health, according to researchers at the British charity Cancer Research UK. Results of the ongoing European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study revealed that low levels of vitamin-C are linked with higher death rates from heart disease and strokes in men and women, and with some cancers in men. The link between vitamin-C and death was so strong that the researchers say that people could cut their risk of dying early from cancer or other disease by as much as 20% simply by eating an extra apple or orange a day. Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, one of the principal investigators of the study, said: "The findings indicate that modest increases in fruit and vegetable intake of just one or two servings a day may be associated with large benefits for health."

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.bbc.co.uk on the 27th May 2002

WorldHealth Videos