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Low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables linked to cardiovascular deaths, say scientists

A study presented at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting in Baltimore links death due to stroke and heart disease to inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables. The researchers estimate that one out of seven cardiovascular deaths is due to a low intake of fruit. Meanwhile, one out of 12 is caused by a low intake of vegetables. The preliminary findings emphasize the importance of a healthy diet for cardiovascular health. As a modifiable risk factor to heart disease, it serves as a powerful reminder to people of the major ways they can lower disease and death risk. “Eating more fruits and vegetables is a relatively accessible and affordable strategy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” added Victoria Miller, one of the authors of the study.  Read more....
 

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