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The power to fruits and vegetable to the health of man shown in a new study in which  Eating more greens leads to three more years to life

Saturday, 06 July 2013

It had been known that eating more vegetable and fruits lead to better and healthy lifestyle. That seems to have been more assumptions than facts as a new Swedish study tries to put facts where its supposed to have been missing.

The study shows that fruits and vegetables prolong life in a large study in which 72,000 people participated. It thus seems to suggest that those who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables can live several years longer than those who don't.

According to reports in a Swedish news newspaper, Uppsala Nya Tidning, culling from a new research, people who daily consume a lot of fruits and vegetables live several years longer than those who rarely or never eat such foods items. The study was conducted using questionnaires that were followed up for 13 years. During that time, about 11 000 people died.

72,000 middle-aged and older women and men in Uppsala, Västmanland and Örebro, in Sweden took part in the study which was published online in the professional journal, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

"Our results provide further support for the Swedish Food Authority's recommendation to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables divided into five portions a day," says researcher Susanna Larsson at the Department of Nutrition Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute.

Women and men in the study launched in the late 1990s, in a large health survey which included 96 questions about their eating and drinking habits. All were basically healthy when they answered the questionnaire, but for up to 13 years as they followed up since then 11000 died of various diseases.
by Team

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