Eat More Vegetables to Prevent Death from Ischemic Heart Disease

A study has found that people who eat a greater number of fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of dying from ischemic heart disease. Ischemic heart disease is the most common form of heart disease, and a leading cause of death.

The study showed that people who ate at least eight portions of fruit and vegetables a day had a 22 percent lower risk of dying from ischemic heart disease. A portion was considered to be 80 grams, equivalent to a small banana or carrot.

According to Science Daily:

"Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart; people suffering from it can develop angina, chest pains and have a heart attack."

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