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Five-a-day 'enough
Wed July 30th - The UK government's five a day target for fruit and vegetables has sometimes been controversial - but a major new study today says it is right on target. More
Shop-prepared salads surprisingly unhealthy
Wed July 30th - Heart experts have warned that many commercially-available salads have high levels of added salt. More
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Five-a-day 'enough

Wednesday July 30th, 2014

The UK government's five a day target for fruit and vegetables has sometimes been controversial - but a major new study today says it is right on target.

Some recent studies have suggested that people can make themselves even healthier by reaching seven-a-day or more. The latest study says this is not necessary.

A team led by Professor Frank Hu of Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA, looked at the link between fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of death from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. They found 16 earlier studies that followed participants over time, for between five and 26 years. Among the 833,234 participants there were 56,423 deaths, of which 11,512 were from diseases of the heart and circulation and 16,817 from cancer.

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Shop-prepared salads surprisingly unhealthy

Wednesday July 30th, 2014

Heart experts have warned that many commercially-available salads have high levels of added salt. More

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