(ORDO NEWS) — Regular consumption of sufficient amounts of vegetables and fruits rich in dietary fiber and vitamins reduces the risk of death by almost 10%.
This is stated in the report of a group of Japanese specialists, published on Thursday on the website of the National Cancer Center of Japan.
Since the beginning of the 90s of the last century, they have observed about 95 thousand residents of 11 Japanese prefectures, including Tokyo.
At the start of the study, they were between 40 and 60 years old. The main attention was paid to their diet and the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed daily.
As a result, they were all divided into five groups depending on the volume of consumption of these products.
To date, out of 95 thousand, about 24 thousand people have died. As a result, scientists were able to collect statistics and establish a link between food preferences and the risk of death.
According to the results of the study, people in the two groups with the highest fruit intake had an 8-9% lower risk of death than those in the group with the lowest intake.
At the same time, as for deaths from heart disease, this figure was immediately 13% lower. As for the consumption of vegetables, people who regularly consume them in food, the risk of death was lower by 7-8%.
The risk ratio for death from various causes, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases, was calculated based on mortality statistics in groups with the lowest consumption of vegetables and fruits.
At the same time, Japanese specialists took into account the state of health, habits, hereditary diseases, body mass index and other parameters of patients in order to exclude these factors from the final result.
In their study, Japanese scientists recommend monitoring your diet and eating at least 300 grams of vegetables and 140 grams of fruit daily.
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