Do Fruit and Vegetables Prevent Cancer?

Moss, Ralph
July 2010
Townsend Letter;Jul2010, Issue 324, p104
The article discusses the major role that fruit and vegetable consumption play in cancer prevention. It cites a study by the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) which showed that an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption by 150 grams per day can reduce the risk of getting by 2.6% in men and 2.3% in women. It is implied that cancer incidence will drop and savings on medicine will increase by several thousand U.S. dollars if Americans adopted a diet consisting of a pound and a half of fruits and vegetables per day.


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