Avoiding a fatal heart attack or stroke could be as simple as ensuring you get your five-a-day, experts today revealed.
Those people who eat fresh fruit most days are at lower risk of cardiac episodes than those who rarely eat fresh fruit. Scientists at the University of Oxford concluded 100g - just over half a cup - of fruit each day lowered a person's risk of early death from heart attack or stroke by a third. The findings come from a seven-year study focusing on half a million people living in China, where fresh fruit consumption is much lower than in the UK or US.
Study author, Dr Huaidong Du, said: 'The association between fruit consumption and cardiovascular risk seems to be stronger in China, where many still eat little fruit, than in high-income countries where daily consumption of fruit is more common.'Source - Daily Mail