Thursday, February 23, 2017

10 Servings of Fruit and Vegetable Prevent Death from Cancer

So far, health experts advise us to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The latest news, experts recommend 10 servings of fruits and vegetables to avoid the disease.

With plenty of vegetables and fruits would prevent 7,200 cancer deaths and nearly 14,000 deaths from stroke each year.

Researchers from Imperial College London found 80 gram servings of fruits and vegetables can cut the risk of cancer by 13 percent and heart disease by 24 percent.

Study leader Dr Dagfinn Aune said, "Fruits and vegetables shown to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and improve the health of blood vessels and the immune system. This is due to a complex network of nutrients contained in fruits and vegetables."

"For example, fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that reduce damage DNA and lead to cancer risk reduction," he said.

"I think people should try to eat more than five servings if you can. It seems that there is a benefit from the intake of vegetables and fruits are more," he added.

British National Health Service to try to encourage people eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day to emphasize that fruits and vegetables can be juiced, canned or frozen.

British Society on average consume four servings a day with a quarter of men aged 19 to 64 to meet targets and 28 percent of women.

Researchers analyzed data from 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake and found that 10 servings of grain will cut the risk of dying early by almost one third.

Researchers estimate five servings a day could prevent 32,000 deaths due to various causes in the UK. Ten servings can prevent 53,000 deaths.

The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology that identifies vegetables and fruits which create the best protection against the disease.

Apples, pears and citrus fruits can help protect us from heart disease, stroke, vascular disease and early death. Salads and green leafy vegetables also have the same effect.

Victoria Taylor of the British Heart Foundation, which recommended five servings a day saying, "It is undeniable that the question is now whether the old guidelines need to be changed. But there is no benefit if the guidelines are not followed."

"Adding recommendation servings of fruits and vegetables to 10 servings a day will not change the fact that only about a quarter of adults in the UK who aim for five portions of fruit and vegetables a day," he said.

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