A study of 400,000 people has come to a disturbing conclusion.
Yes. it’s comprehensive.. 142,605 men and 335,873 women recruited for the study between 1992 and 2000. The participants were from 23 centers in ten Western European countries–Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Detailed information on their dietary habit and lifestyle variables was obtained.
After a median follow-up of 8.7 years, over 30,000 participants were diagnosed with cancer.
The authors found only a small inverse association between high intake of fruits and vegetables and reduced overall cancer risk. Vegetable consumption also afforded a modest benefit but was restricted to women. Heavy drinkers who ate many fruits and vegetables had a somewhat reduced risk, but only for cancers caused by smoking and alcohol.
Here’s the report. But.. I still love my fruit and vegies.