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Systematic review with meta-analysis
Fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with reduced all-cause and cardiovascular mortality
  1. Francesca L Crowe
  1. Department of Biosecurity Science, Food Science and Risk Assessment, Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Francesca L Crowe, Department of Biosecurity Science, Food Science and Risk Assessment, Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington 6140, New Zealand; francesca.crowe{at}gmail.com

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Dietary guidelines from around the world recommend the daily consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables. For example, the ‘5 a day’ public health campaign in the UK encourages people to consume at least five 80 g portions of fruits and vegetables every day. These guidelines are largely based on recommendations from the WHO to consume at least 400 g of fresh fruits and vegetables a day to lower blood pressure and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.1 Recent evidence from a large prospective study suggests …

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