New paper examines fruit consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality

May 11, 2017 3:28 PM

The paper published by the International Journal of Epidemiology highlights the potential benefits of fresh fruit consumption.

The study investigated associations of fresh fruit consumption with all-cause and cause-specific mortality and showed that higher fruit consumption was inversely associated with all-cause mortality and deaths from CVD, cancer, COPD as well as several other chronic diseases including diabetes, liver and kidney diseases. For cancer, the effect was mainly driven by cancer of digestive tract, particularly oesophageal cancer, with no clear protection associated with lung or liver cancers.

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