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Healthy diet could see private medical cover holders drastically reduce heart disease risk

Published on 16/12/2010
Simply eating a healthy diet could save tens of thousands of lives a year from heart disease and other conditions, private medical cover holders have been told.

According to researchers at Oxford University, if everyone in the UK ate the recommended five-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables while also following dietary guidelines on salt, fat and fibre, a total of 33,000 lives could be saved every year.

The majority of these (20,000) would be from a reduction in coronary heart disease while there would also be a vast reduction in the number of people dying from cancer and stroke.

Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day was found to be the biggest influencing factor, which alone would save 15,000 lives a year.

Lead researcher Dr Peter Scarborough said: "This doesn't mean you should just stop at five - the more the better. In some European countries like Greece and Italy they get to five a day easily. Adding fruit and veg into your daily diet is achievable for everyone."

The study was funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

It follows a recent report by the Association of Public Health Observatories which found that the UK has the highest level of obesity in the EU.
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2010


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