Fruit and vegetables may be important for mental as well as physical well-being Read
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Healthy Fruit and vegetables may be important for mental as well as physical well-being

Consuming more fruit and vegetables can improve your mental well-being, according to a new study.

UCL study finds new evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality Read
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Healthy UCL study finds new evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality

People who ate seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day had a 42% lower risk of death at any point in time than those who ate less than one portion, reports a new UCL study.

Promoting fruit and vegetable consumption around the world Read
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Healthy Promoting fruit and vegetable consumption around the world

Facts

  • Approximately 1.7 million (2.8%) of deaths worldwide are attributable to low fruit and vegetable consumption.
  • Low fruit and vegetable intake is among the top 10 selected risk factors for global mortality.
  • Worldwide, insufficient intake of fruit and vegetables is estimated to cause around 14% of gastrointestinal cancer deaths, about 11% of ischaemic heart disease deaths and about 9% of stroke deaths.

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