"Consumption of fruit is important for your heart health," said study leader Dr. Liming Li, vice president of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing.
Study volunteers who ate the most fruits have the most pressure and blood sugar remdah than others. This is what explains the reduced risk of heart attack and stroke in fruit fan, said Li.
This research has not found direct evidence, between fruit consumption with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke, but obviously there is a relationship between them, said Li.
For the study, Li and colleagues collected data on more than 500,000 adults, aged 30 to 79, between 2004 and 2009. The volunteers had no history of heart disease.
Initially, less than one in five of you defeated volunteers who regularly eat fruit. For seven years, those who ate the fruit is equivalent to roughly half cups a day had a risk of cardiovascular disease is much lower.
The study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, January 7 last.
"Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of premature death globally," said Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Previous research has shown that diets high in fruits associated with a lower risk of heart disease.
"Further studies are needed to determine whether eating more fruits will produce more health benefits as well," said Fonarow.
Samantha Heller, a senior clinical nutritionist at New York University Medical Center, said the fruit is a great addition to your daily diet.
"The fruit is a good source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and micronutrients great," said Heller. "The fiber in fruits helps us stay healthy digestive tract and other substances in fruit helps maintain the function of our brain cells."
To maximize the benefits of healthy fruits, Heller recommends that you eat a variety of fruits every day, including apricots, papaya, grapes, kiwi, melon, peaches, bananas, oranges and others.