Eating less produce linked to shorter lifeWhy a preference for produce might mean not only healthier years, but more years
Getting five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day is a common recommendation, but that advice usually centers on how having this habit can help you avoid disease, not death. A new study (link is PDF) published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that a preference for produce might mean not only healthier years, but more years.
The study evaluated the effect of fruit and vegetable consumption on survival and all-cause mortality among 71,706 people who took part in either the Cohort of Swedish Men or the Swedish Mammography Cohort. During the 13-year follow-up, 11,439 people died. Compared to people who ate five servings of fruit and vegetables per day, those who ate progressively fewer serving had progressively shorter survival and progressively higher mortality.
Compared to people who ate five servings per day, those who did not eat any fruits and vegetables (?!) lived three years shorter and had a 53% higher mortality rate.
For fruit consumption alone, people who never ate fruit lived 19 months shorter than people who ate a single serving of fruit per day.
Compared to people who ate up to three servings of vegetables per day, those who ate no vegetables lived 32 months shorter.
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