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Factors affecting the fruit and vegetable intake in Nepal and its association with history of self-reported major cardiovascular events

Individuals who consumed less than 3 servings of fruits and vegetables daily may be at risk of suffering from major cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack.

This study examined whether likeness for fruits and vegetables can slash an individual's probability of experiencing adverse cardiovascular events, such as stroke and myocardial infarction (heart attack). A total of 2,815 Nepalese men and women enrolled for this study and were assessed based on their dietary choices and incidence rates of major cardiovascular events. 

Researchers noticed that the odds of suffering from stroke, heart attack, and other adverse cardiovascular events decreased with increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. Daily intake of 3 or more servings of fruits and vegetables was found to exert a protective effect against major cardiovascular events in this study. The data from this study suggest that the ingestion of at least 3 servings of fruits and vegetables per day may help reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack.

Research Summary Information

  • 2020
  • Sajama Nepali, Anupa Rijal, Michael Hecht Olsen, Craig S McLachlan, Per Kallestrup, Dinesh Neupane
  • Nepal Development Society, Chitwan, Nepal. sajama.nepali@gmail.com. Department of Internal Medicine, Holbæk Hospital, Holbæk, Denmark. School of Health, Torrens University, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Research Unit for Global Health, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. Nepal Development Society, Chitwan, Nepal. Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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