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Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to a lower risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease

19 January 2011

A European study investigating the links between diet and disease has found that people who consume more fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease – the most common form of heart disease and one of the leading causes of death in Europe. The study is published online today (Wednesday 19 January) in the European Heart Journal [1].

Read the paper: Fruit and vegetable intake and mortality from ischaemic heart disease: results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Heart study.

Read the editorial: Fruit and vegetable intake reduces risk of fatal coronary heart disease.

Published in European Heart Journal, Advance Access, 18 January 2011.

Read the press release here.



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