Longevity again linked to a plant-based wholefood diet

This study found that the more vegetables you eat, the longer you live. 

Funnily enough, the place on planet earth with the longest expected lifespan right now is a wee area in Japan called Nagano.  They, coincidently [cough, cough], eat more vegetables every day than anyone else, anywhere else on earth…

This English population-based observational study found “a robust inverse association between fruit and vegetable consumption and death from all causes, including cancer and cardiovascular disease”.

What has the research confirmed?

  • The more fruits and vegetables you eat daily, the lower your risk of all-cause mortality
  • The real benefits were seen in seven or more servings per day
  • Eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables – but particularly vegetables – lowered cancer risk significantly
  • Eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables – but particularly vegetables – lowered heart disease risk significantly
  • Fresh vegetables or salad were the most protective

Study by Oyebode O, et al “Fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause cancer and CVD mortality: analysis of Health Survey for England data” as published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2014; DOI: 10.1136/jech-2013-203500.  As reported by MedPage Today on April 1, 2014.

 


 

Posted: Sunday 20 July 2014