A new peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that if we consumed diets higher in fruits and veggies, an estimated 5.6 and 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide could be prevented. Further the study concludes:
“Fruit and vegetable intakes were associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and all-cause mortality. These results support public health recommendations to increase fruit and vegetable intake for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and premature mortality.”
This study is yet another example of the decades of nutritional research that overwhelmingly show the benefits of all genders and all age groups eating more fruits and veggies for better health and a longer life. For children, specifically, there are also numerous studies that show the benefits of fruit and veggie consumption on cognitive health too as their young brains develop.
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