LONDON - Daily fruit consumption cuts the overall risk of death by 32 per cent and cardio-vascular diseases (CVDs) by up to 40 per cent, a study shows.
Researchers found that compared to people who never ate fruit, those who ate fruit daily cut their CVD risks by 25-40 per cent - around 15 per cent for ischaemic heart disease (IHD), around 25 per cent for ischaemic stroke and 40 per cent for haemorrhagic stroke, Khaleej Times reported. The findings came from a seven year follow up study of nearly five million people living in 10 different areas of China.
"The more fruit you eat the more your CVD risk goes down. It suggests that eating more fruit is beneficial compared to less or no fruit," said lead researcher Dr Huaidong Du from Oxford University. The researchers also found that people who consumed fruit more often had significantly lower blood pressure.