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Self-reported intake of fruit and vegetables and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A nation-wide twin study

The odds of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be stacked against low consumers of fruits and vegetables.

This study evaluated the correlation between the frequency of consumption of fruits and vegetables and the chances of developing of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A total of 12,499 Danish twins volunteered for this study and were assessed for their dietary choices and the occurrence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

Researchers discovered that low intake of fruits and vegetables correlated with rising risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This study demonstrates that low consumers of fruits and vegetables may have a high propensity to come down with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Research Summary Information

  • 2018
  • Howraman Meteran, Simon Francis Thomsen, Martin R Miller, Jacob Hjelmborg, Torben Sigsgaard, Vibeke Backer
  • Respiratory Research Unit, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address: hmeteran@gmail.com. Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg University Hospital & Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. The Danish Twin Registry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Department of Public Health, Section of Environment Occupation and Health, Danish Ramazzini Centre, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark. Respiratory Research Unit, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
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