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Protective effect of fruits and vegetables on development of stroke in men

Habitual consumption of fruits and vegetables may improve a man's odds of evading a stroke attack.

This study analyzed the role of high fruit and vegetable diets in the prevention of stroke in men. Researchers studied the nutritional and health information of 832 middle-aged men over a 20-year period.

Researchers found a significant reduction in stroke risk among men who enjoyed consuming generous portions of fruits and vegetables regularly. The study concluded that "Intake of fruits and vegetables may protect against development of stroke in men.

Research Summary Information

  • 1995
  • M W Gillman, L A Cupples, D Gagnon, B M Posner, R C Ellison, W P Castelli, P A Wolf
  • Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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