Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Fruit, vegetables and low-fat diet have 'little impact' on cancer risk

The Times, Health news

By Sam Lister, Health Correspondent

A DIET high in fruit and vegetables and low in fat may be seen as the panacea for all ills, but research questions its effectiveness in tackling some of the deadliest diseases in women.
Three studies, as part of the Women’s Health Initiative study in the United States and involving 50,000 post-menopausal women, indicate that eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day and low-fat foods does not reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and breast and bowel cancers.

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