Fruits and Veggies Have Minimal Effect on Cancer Risk

Loading up on fruits and vegetables led to a "very small" effect on cancer risk, according to an analysis of data on the eating habits and health of almost 500,000 people in Western Europe. Most of those marginal benefits were limited to women. An increase in fruits and vegetable consumption of about seven ounces a day reduced cancer risk by 3 percent during a median follow-up of almost nine years. A 3.5 ounce per day increase in total vegetable intake reduced cancer risk by 2 percent. The...Full Story
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